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ERIC Number: ED101372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Pages: 16
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Is Chile a Food, A Description of Weather, Or Why Black Children Do Poorly on the WISC (Wechslers Intelligence Scale for Children).
Meyers, Edna O.
Inner city children have suffered indiscriminately from strict, illogical scoring of standardized IQ tests which do not credit children with thoughtful responses accurately reflecting their experiences and backgrounds. As a result, IQ scores too often doom these children to learning situations for children of lower mentality levels than their own. Staff at the Northside Center for Child Development are experimenting with a teaching method which is based on three radical assumptions: children can be taught what they did know on IQ tests; it is important that children be instructed in concept formation; and children enjoy cognitive play--thinking is challenging and fun. (Two tables of IQ scores, both original and reassessed, are included.) (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children