ERIC Number: ED115712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Professor Jensen, Meet Miss Burks.
Goldberger, Arthur S.
This paper critically examines the portions of Arthur Jensen's books, "Genetics and Education" and "Educability and Group Differences," that concern Barbara Burks' 1928 study of adoptive families. Jensen cites the low correlations of children's IQs with measures of home environment from Burks' study as evidence that environment plays only a minor role in the determination of intelligence. The finding here is, however, that Burks' sample was highly selective, that her environmental measures were limited, and that Jensen has thoroughly misrepresented the content and implications of the Burks' study. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Biological Influences, Cognitive Development, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Environmental Influences, Genetics, Heredity, Intelligence, Intelligence Differences, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests, Measurement Instruments, Nature Nurture Controversy, Research Problems, Social Problems, Testing Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.