Archive for January, 2014

There appears to be a relationship between me moving and not adding entries.

That being said, I’ve just completed reading Richard Nisbett’s book, Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count.
The message is fairly simple, “you can’t improve the IQ of children by mandate.”

Okay, that’s really simplifying things. There’s much more nuance in the text. Nisbett provides many many examples of failures to improve educational outcomes via our typical big hammered mass production techniques. As with most well crafted things, the best product comes from the individual and personal attention. You only get so far with the Walmart approach.

There are no revelations here, merely support for those things that should be fairly obvious to anyone who takes the time to look at the problem. Not a bad read.

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