Mapping Admissions and Other Social Policy against a Philosophical Backdrop

  • Angela Browne-Miller
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPP)


In the chapters of Part II the many factors that constitute implicit intelligence policy are organized around four areas of tension. Recall that these areas of tension result from the following dichotomies:
  • Academic merit versus fair representation

  • Intelligence versus education as a determinant of worldly success

  • Aptitude versus achievement

  • Rationalism versus empiricism


Assimilation Nism Malleability 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Browne-Miller
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  1. 1.University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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