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ERIC Number: ED019348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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THE HOME AND THE SCHOOL, A STUDY OF ABILITY AND ATTAINMENT IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL. STUDIES ON SOCIETY.
DOUGLAS, J.W.B.
BASED ON A COMPREHENSIVE AND ONGOING SURVEY OF ALL BRITISH CHILDREN BORN IN THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH 1946, THIS BOOK FOLLOWS THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS OF THESE CHILDREN, FROM ALL SOCIAL BACKGROUNDS, UP TO THE "ELEVEN PLUS" SECONDARY SELECTION EXAMINATION AND THEIR PLACEMENT IN EITHER A SECONDARY MODERN OR GRAMMAR SCHOOL. PARTICULARLY STRESSED ARE (1) THE INFLUENCE OF THE ENVIRONMENT, PARTICULARLY THE HOME, ON THE HEALTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND ACHIEVEMENT OF THE STUDENTS, AND (2) THE SOCIAL AND REGIONAL INEQUALITIES WHICH DEPRIVE MANY POTENTIALLY ABLE STUDENTS OF A GRAMMAR SCHOOL EDUCATION. THREE CHAPTERS ARE SPECIFICALLY CONCERNED WITH THE DISCRIMINATORY USE OF THE "ELEVEN PLUS" SELECTION EXAMINATION TO STREAM STUDENTS ACCORDING TO ABILITY. SPECIFIC TOPICS OF DISCUSSION INCLUDE THE INFLUENCE OF SEXUAL MATURITY, FAMILY SIZE, AND FAMILY POSITION ON A PUPIL'S ACHIEVEMENT. EXTENSIVE TABULATED DATA, A DESCRIPTION OF THE TESTS USED IN THE 1954 AND 1957 SURVEYS, AND COMPUTATIONS ON THE INFLUENCE OF HOME AND SCHOOL ON TEST PERFORMANCE ARE REPORTED IN THE APPENDIXES. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM MACGIBBON AND KEE, LTD., LONDON. (LB)
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Identifiers: ELEVEN PLUS SECONDARY SELECTION EXAM; FAMILY SIZE; GREAT BRITAIN