This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: ster learning and mental development.
IT IS THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT THAT
IS UNFAIR, NOT THE TESTS. BEYOND IQ
IQ scores do correlate with success in life
as predicted by amount of education, income, etc.
…yet, even some people with off the charts IQ fail miserably in this
regard and the difference appears to be motivation… Lewis Terman
Top 100 most successful “Termites” had an average IQ
that was identical to the least successful 100. BEYOND IQ
The Role of Cultural Attitudes and Beliefs
96% of Chinese and 90% of Japanese children
have higher math scores than the average North American child
ENVIRONMENT FAVOURS THE N. A. KIDS
(Chinese students have higher class sizes and poorer facilities)
IQ IS ABOUT EQUAL FOR N. A. AND CHINESE KIDS The Role of
Cultural Beliefs and Attitudes
What Accounts for these differences
in Math Ability?
3. The Chinese culture treats math skill as acquired through
EFFORT, while N. A. culture assumes that it is INNATE.
In general, Chinese parents set HIGHER STANDARDS for
children’s academic performance
Asian students VALUE education and academic
performance more than North American children do Psychometric Approach
It is one general, innate ability that varies from one
person to the next – a person’s...
View Full Document
- Fall '13