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Thomson, Godfrey Hilton, Sir, 1881-1955 (psychologist and Bell Professor of Education, University of Edinburgh)


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Draft article titled The Use of Tests of Intelligence in English and Scottish Schools, 10 Mar 1931

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/20
Scope and Contents The article explores the uses of intelligence testing in determining mental defects in young children; examinations at 11 (eleven-plus) to determine the child's future schooling; and testing for the purpose of administering vocational guidance. Thomson examines each of these three uses in turn, citing examples of the use of intelligence tests in England and Scotland. He explores some of the problems of testing for selection to secondary school, in particular the possibility of...
Dates: 10 Mar 1931