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Dreeben, Robert – Admin Notebook, 1969
Problems of research design and the formulation of concepts are presented as methodological criticisms of Arthur Jensen's article: "How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement? Harvard Educational Review, (Winter, 1969). A related article is EJ 006 296. (MF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Concept Formation, Environmental Influences
Eysenck, Hans J. – 1971
The controversy over the causes of intelligence--genetic or environmental--is reviewed. More specifically, the subject of the consistently lower intelligence scores for blacks is analyzed. Much attention is devoted to Jensen and his monograph published in the "Harvard Educational Review," entitled "How much can we boost IQ and scholastic…
Descriptors: Blacks, Compensatory Education, Educational Development, Environmental Research
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Miller, M. Sammy – Journal of Negro Education, 1976
Briefly reviews the content and impact of Arthur R. Jensen's 1969 Harvard Educational Review (HER) article How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement, noting that "the reaction stirred by this article" in the subsequent issues of HER "was sharp." Among the critics were J. M. V. Hunt, Jerome Kagan, David Elkind, while Carl Bereiter, James…
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational Research, Intelligence, Intelligence Differences
Jensen, Arthur R. – 1967
The importance and consequences of raising the average ability level (IQ) of the population requires consideration of the ability level that society requires, how the relevant abilities are distributed, and the efficiency of the current educational process. Within the framework of these factors, the document discusses the determinants of mental…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Children
Jensen, Arthur R. – Harvard Educ Rev, 1969
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, Compensatory Education, Cultural Influences
Jensen, Arthur R. – 1972
This book is organized in nine parts, as follows. Part I, "Preface," includes an account of how the author went from the rather esoteric research on theoretical problems in serial rote learning to research on the inheritance of mental abilities and its implications for education. Part II, "How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement?," is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Planning, Family Characteristics, Family Influence
Sanua, Victor D. – 1970
The author presents a discussion of certain portions of Arthur Jensen's controversial article. The general conclusion is that Jensen has not provided substantial evidence that there are differences in neural structure among children from different social or ethnic groups which are genetically determined. The reviewer reacts to Jensen's conclusion…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Aptitude, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development
Hunt, J. McV. – 1972
The social-class, ethnic, and racial differences in performance on tests of intelligence and scholastic achievement are discussed. Significant deficiencies exist in the means of lower-class and certain racial groups for many measures of ability, motivation, and performance. Composite attempts to estimate the proportion of phenotypic variance in IQ…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Environmental Influences
Jensen, Arthur R. – 1972
It has been said that the heritability of learning ability or of intelligence is irrelevant to teachability. In support of this statement we see it pointed out that a child or a group of children show some response to training, and this is held up as evidence against the heritability of intelligence or learning ability. Most estimates of the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Planning