This title, first published in 1990, engages in the current debates about the teaching of literacy and the reform of education. Based on his dissatisfaction with prevalent theories of educational achievement and his experience of teaching in elementary schools, Winch argues that the dichotomy of biological inheritance and environmental influence is inadequate to describe the diverse phenomena of educational achievement. This title will be of interest to students of the philosophy of education.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Historical Introduction 2. Intelligence, Language, and Learning 3. Class, Culture, and Interest 4. The Theory of Intelligence 5. Intelligence Quotient Theory and Education 6. A Critique of the Theory of Intelligence Quotient 7. Theories of Cultural and Verbal Deficit 8. Verbal-Deficit Theories: The Counterattack 9. Verbal-Deficit Theories: An Overview 10. The Educational Implications of the Verbal-Deficit Controversy 11. Literacy, Literate Culture, and Education 12. Equality, Culture, and Interest 13. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index