ERIC Number: ED060284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Social baggrund, intellektuelt niveau og placering i skolesystemet (The Relationship between Social Background, the Intellectual Level of Pupils, and Their Situation in the School System at the Age of 14).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report whose aim was to investigate the relationship between intellectual level, social background, and the personal circumstances of the pupil within the school system at the age of 14. Their parents answered a questionnaire, and this, coupled with IQ tests given to 3000 7th grade pupils provided the data for analysis. Only small differences were found between boys and girls, while it was noted that as a group, the youngest were the most gifted. Rather small differences were found in respect to family size and residential areas, and no difference as far as the order of birth was concerned. It was in the social status of the parents that the greatest differences were found--it favored the highest stratum; this, however, does not imply that the lowest social stratum does not have its share of superior intellects. Intelligence tests are biased in favor of literate, cultured, verbally-developed backgrounds. There is a strong indication that the intellectual level of the pupils is connected with the amount of education. Five times as many children with below average intelligence leave school at the earliest legal moment. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Age Differences, Disadvantaged Youth, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Parent Influence, School Role, Sex Differences, Social Background, Socioeconomic Status
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen (Denmark).
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