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Language, Ability and Educational Achievement





ISBN 9781138693319
Published March 5, 2018 by Routledge
129 Pages

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This title, first published in 1990, engages in the current debates about the teaching of literacy and the reform of education. Based on his dissatisfaction with prevalent theories of educational achievement and his experience of teaching in elementary schools, Winch argues that the dichotomy of biological inheritance and environmental influence is inadequate to describe the diverse phenomena of educational achievement. This title will be of interest to students of the philosophy of education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements;  Introduction;  1. Historical Introduction  2. Intelligence, Language, and Learning  3. Class, Culture, and Interest  4. The Theory of Intelligence  5. Intelligence Quotient Theory and Education  6. A Critique of the Theory of Intelligence Quotient  7. Theories of Cultural and Verbal Deficit  8. Verbal-Deficit Theories: The Counterattack  9. Verbal-Deficit Theories: An Overview  10. The Educational Implications of the Verbal-Deficit Controversy  11. Literacy, Literate Culture, and Education  12. Equality, Culture, and Interest  13. Conclusion;  Bibliography;  Index

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