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ERIC Number: ED040760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 6
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Perspective on the Jensen Affair.
Brazziel, William F.
In the winter of 1969, the "Harvard Education Review" published an article by Arthur Jensen that suggested that racial and social class IQ differences were primarily due to hereditary factors. From the point of view of the opposition, this report reviews the controversy that ensued, including Jensen's original statements, the critics' rebuttals, and Jensen's defenses. It is pointed out that Jensen's explanations have failed to satisfy critics who have cited erroneous statistical transpositions and selective attention to co-twin studies. It is suggested that the whole affair be forgotten and attention turned towards improving the conditions of the poor and providing quality education for all. (MH)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs.