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ERIC Number: EJ718686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
Do Colleges Identify or Develop Intelligence?
Moore, Randy
Journal of Developmental Education, v28 n1 p28-34 Fall 2004
Most colleges and universities emphasize identifying smartness much more than developing smartness. This value is made explicit in the many influential rankings of colleges and universities, in which elitist schools who recruit students with high SAT scores, grade point averages, and class rankings are declared "better" than other schools. The pursuit of high academic rankings (a) often is accompanied by a disdain for underprepared students who lower a school's ranking and (b) often contradicts the alleged desire to promote educational opportunities for groups of students who are placed at a strong disadvantage by factors such as SAT scores.
Journal of Developmental Education, National Center for Developmental Education, Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32098, Boone, NC 28608-2098. Tel: 828-262-3057; Fax: 828-262-7183.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)