Measuring Intelligence

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Page 127 - I have a suspicion that Galton came pretty close to the truth here. On the other hand, there is the great rank and file of common or average intelligence. To endow the masses with genius is biologically impossible; but to endow the masses with the fruits of genius is both educationally possible and socially most profitable.
Page 2 - Thorndike ( 1914) , an eminent proponent of this view, wrote that the mind must be regarded not as a functional unit, nor even as a collection of a few general faculties which work irrespective of particular material, but rather as a multitude of functions each of which involves content as well as form, and so is related closely to only a few of its fellows, to the others with greater and greater degrees of remoteness (p.
Page 115 - safe," in other words, to stamp the twelve-year-old child with the brand of permanent inferiority. It is "safe" to neglect the broader education of mediocre and dull children, to let them be satisfied with a narrow specific training that will fit them only for routine work, and to reserve the higher privileges for the "gifted
Page 124 - One's intelligence quotient will eventually be known and persons will be classed thereby. Those of high intelligence will be directed into lines of occupation which call for leadership. Those persons will naturally be placed in the professions, and in leading positions in industry, commerce, and politics. Each person will then be directed on a scale of intelligence down to those whose work is of the most routine character of which an imbecile is capable. But what effect will this have on our so-called...
Page 113 - In the elementary schools we now have many inadequate and even fantastic procedures parading behind the banner of educational science. Alleged measurements are reported and used which measure the fact in question about as well as the noise of the thunder measures the voltage of the lightning. To nobody are such more detestable than to the scientific worker with educational measurements.
Page 123 - It may be interesting to speculate concerning the effect of mental tests upon the problem of democracy. If the present hopes and expectations are realized they will result in a caste system as rigid as that of India, but on a rational and just basis.
Page 124 - We are now examining children in the public schools, and find all ranges of intelligence from imbecility to genius. We are told that the intelligence quotient of a child rarely changes, so that we are enabled to tell early in his life what the limit of intelligence of any person will be, and in a general way to what class of vocation he is best fitted, and, to a certain extent, destined.
Page 54 - ... at the time and for some years thereafter, and very possibly for all his life. It will prophesy less accurately how well he will respond in thinking about a machine that he tends, crops that he grows, merchandise that he buys and sells and other concrete realities that he encounters in the laboratory, field, shop and office. It may prophesy still less accurately how well he will succeed in thinking about people and their passions and in responding to these.
Page 22 - DATA 1. Information 2. Best Answer 3. Word Meaning 4. Logical Selection 5. Arithmetic 6. Sentence Meaning 7. Analogies 8. Mixed Sentences 9. Classification 10. Number Series Total TEST 1.
Page 8 - We may then define intellect in general as the power of good responses from the point of view of truth or fact.

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