G is for Genes: The Impact of Genetics on Education and Achievement
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author(s): Kathryn Asbury, Robert Plomin
Published Online: 22 OCT 2013 09:36AM EST
Print ISBN: 9781118482780
Online ISBN: 9781118482766
Series Editor(s): Judy Dunn
About this Book
G is for Genes shows how a dialogue between geneticists and educationalists can have beneficial results for the education of all children-and can also benefit schools, teachers, and society at large.
- Draws on behavioral genetic research from around the world, including the UK-based Twins' Early Development Study (TEDS), one of the largest twin studies in the world
- Offers a unique viewpoint by bringing together genetics and education, disciplines with a historically difficult relationship
- Shows that genetic influence is not the same as genetic determinism and that the environment matters at least as much as genes
- Designed to spark a public debate about what naturally-occurring individual differences mean for education and equality