ERIC Number: EJ438491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Spearman's g and the Problem of Educational Equality.
Jensen, Arthur R.
Oxford Review of Education, v17 n2 p169-87 1991
Criticizes approach to equal education that seeks equality of outcome as well as equality of opportunity. Discusses Spearman's theory of g that attempts to explain individual differences in intelligence. Contrasts efforts at genuinely reducing equality of outcome, including Aptitude X Treatment Interaction, Mastery Learning, and Thinking Skills Training, with forced appearance of equality of outcome among different racial groups. (DK)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Achievement, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Evolution, Heredity, Higher Education, Intelligence, Intelligence Differences, Intelligence Quotient, Nature Nurture Controversy, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Education, Racial Balance, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination, Reverse Discrimination, Selective Admission, Sociobiology
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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