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ERIC Number: EJ1204637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
The Zombie Theory of Genetic Intelligence
Wrigley, Terry
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v61 n1 p77-82 2019
The notion that 'intelligence' or 'ability' is genetically inherited refuses to die. This article reviews the way such a notion has long been used to justify inequality in society, and considers the methodological failings and deceptions, and the interpretative blind spots, of those who advance the heritability of 'intelligence' as a basis for understanding people's learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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