the confusion of academic ability with intelligence

“For years academic ability has been conflated with intelligence, and this idea has been institutionalised into testing systems, examinations, selection procedures, teacher education and research. As a result, many highly intelligent people have passed through education feeling they aren’t.” (p.18)

Ref: Ken Robinson (c2001) Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative Capstone Publishing: Oxford (I have an e-copy and my e-reader is doing weird stuff with pagination, so  references are possibly not brilliant)


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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