Originally published in 1945, this title was intended mainly for use by teachers wishing to test children from ages 2-8 in order to establish their intelligence. Based on feedback to the author, this revised edition also includes tests for children up to the age of 15. The tests were used to give a teacher some idea of how much could be expected of each child, so that the class, when practicable, could be divided into groups of varying abilities, which could proceed at paces suited to their respective capacities. It was felt that if ‘inborn intellectual deficiencies’ could be identified at an early age the children could have ‘special treatment’, or in certain cases be placed in a ‘special school’, rather than be potentially written off as ‘lazy’. Today this can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.
Preface Introduction 1. The Nature and Purpose of the Tests 2. The Detection of Dull or Mentally Deficient Children 3. Procedure and Important Points in Testing 4. Mental Age and Intelligence Quotient 5. Validity of Tests for the First Two or Three Years The Tests for Various Ages Tests for Age 1 ; 6, Tests for Age 2 ; 0, Tests for Age 2 ; 6, Tests for Age 3 ; 0, Tests for Age 3 ; 6, Tests for Age 4 ; 0, Tests for Age 5 ; 0, Tests for Age 6 ; 0, Tests for Age 7 ; 0, Tests for Age 8 ; 0, Tests for Age 9 ; 0, Tests for Age 10 ; 0, Tests for Age 11 ; 0, Tests for Age 12 ; 0, Tests for Age 13 ; 0, Tests for Age 14 ; 0, Tests for Age 15 ; 0. Appendix. Books on Intelligence Tests. Index. List of Apparatus.
Charles W. Valentine (1879-1964) is an important figure in the history of educational psychology. Leaving school at 17 to become a teacher, he continued to study himself at the same time, gaining degrees from London, Cambridge and St. Andrews. He was professor of education at the University of Birmingham in 1919 until his retirement in 1946, then president of the British Psychological Society for 1947-1948. His research covered many areas including child development, imagery, mental testing, home and classroom discipline. Out of print for many years the Collected Works of C.W. Valentine is an opportunity to revisit many of his finest works.