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Keith Hope argues that the Scottish selective system is more successful in advancing students on the basis of intelligence and merit than is the comprehensive American system. He gives an account of the divergent meanings of the word 'merit' and shows how this difference is rooted in the intellectual traditions of the two countries' bureaucracies. In comparing the educational systems of Scotland and the United States, Keith Hope argues that the Scottish selective system is more successful in advancing students on the basis of intelligence and merit than is the comprehensive American system. Based on some unique longitudinal data assembled between 1947 and 1964 by the Mental Survey Committee of the Scottish Council for Research in Education, his work offers definitions and models for assessing the contribution of intelligence to processes of social mobility.

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Author(s):
Hope, Keith
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1984
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521264855
ISBN-13:
9780521264853
Number of pages:
306
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Keith Hope argues that the Scottish selective system is more successful in advancing students on the basis of intelligence and merit than is the comprehensive American system. He gives an account of the divergent meanings of the word 'merit' and shows how this difference is rooted in the intellectual traditions of the two countries' bureaucracies. In comparing the educational systems of Scotland and the United States, Keith Hope argues that the Scottish selective system is more successful in advancing students on the basis of intelligence and merit than is the comprehensive American system. Based on some unique longitudinal data assembled between 1947 and 1964 by the Mental Survey Committee of the Scottish Council for Research in Education, his work offers definitions and models for assessing the contribution of intelligence to processes of social mobility.

Author(s):
Hope, Keith
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1984
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521264855
ISBN-13:
9780521264853
Number of pages:
306
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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