Intellect Volume 9

Intellect Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...school for girls. The aim was to choose an equal number of boys and girls from grades not exceeding four or five in number. The selection was limited to grades 4B through 6B. The basis of selection was determined by the following factors: 1. The age-grade standard was considered. Those children were selected who were below the normal age for the grade and whose school records showed a standing of general excellence for successive terms. 2. The evidence of superior ability as displayed in oral recitations during visits made by the psychologist and the assistant to principal. 3. An analytical inspection of school record cards. 4. Two boys, H. R. and R. P., received prizes in Wanamaker's drawing competitions. Both of these boys passed the required intelligence tests. 5. A few interesting incidents were the means of discovering some other eligible candidates: One Sunday evening, while the teacher who later became the instructor of the class, was visiting the Christodora House, the neighboring settlement, the leader of the evening hour asked the children the difference between God and guard. In response, E. R., a boy who attended one of the children's aid schools, defined both words in such concise and perfect English as to merit the attention of the visitors. Upon subsequent examination he was found to have a high intelligence quotient. As he was promoted to Public School No. 64 from the school which he attended he was admitted to the class. E. R., like some of his friends, is a miniature fatalist. He told an interested visitor, who questioned him as to how he was admitted to the class, that it was fate that he was chosen. The particular evening that he was discovered was a Sunday on which he was indifferent about attending the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 903g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827406
  • 9781236827401