G is for Genes: The Impact of Genetics on Education and Achievement

G is for Genes: The Impact of Genetics on Education and Achievement

Author(s): Kathryn Asbury, Robert Plomin

Published Online: 22 OCT 2013 09:36AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118482780

Online ISBN: 9781118482766

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482766

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: In Theory

  2. Part Two: In Practice

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