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ERIC Number: EJ742101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2680
Another "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"?: Intelligence Testing and Coeducation
Albisetti, James C.
History of Education Quarterly, v44 n2 p183-201 Sum 2004
The title of this essay, comes from the Sherlock Holmes mystery entitled "Silver Blaze," which refers the "curious incident" as to the absence of an expected reaction. In this article, the author discusses an essay that will examine such an absent reaction, or at least a muted one: the limited impact of early intelligence testing on European debates about and practice of secondary coeducation. When such testing began in the early twentieth century, many leading educators, physicians, and psychologists believed that there were significant differences in mental abilities between the sexes that made secondary coeducation difficult if not impossible. In this essay, the author also focuses on gender differences and inequality in education. (Contains 53 footnotes.)
History of Education Society. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Educational Policy Studies, 360 Education Building MC-708, 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-333-2446; Fax: 217-244-7064; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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