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Omori, Mariko – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This paper explores the way in which psychologists classified immigrant children as feebleminded through the use of intelligence testing and how state organisations consequently segregated them from public schools based on the scientific evidence. First, I show the way in which the psychologist Lewis Terman utilised intelligence testing to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Intelligence Tests, Psychologists, Classification
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Beauvais, Clémentine – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
This article pays attention to the regional embeddedness of early research on giftedness, looking principally at the works of Lewis Terman and his peers, between the 1910s and 1930s. The rhetoric, ideology, and aesthetics of giftedness in those early works were, I argue, stamped by the context and imaginary of Progressive-Era California and shaped…
Descriptors: Gifted, Aesthetics, Geographic Regions, Educational History