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Principles and Procedures of University Selection

  • Jean Floud

Abstract

There are important scientific and technical problems underlying the art of educational selection and guidance: for example, the nature-nurture controversy, and how to assess motivation as well as talent. But I think that the political and administrative problems involved in selection are just as important and almost equally difficult. In case they should be overlooked in our discussions I propose to say something about them—perhaps to overstate them in order to right the balance—in a gathering of scientists, who may be inclined to underestimate their importance.

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References

  1. 1.
    Bowra, Sir M. 1966. Written Evidence to Commission of Inquiry into Oxford University, Part IV, p. 18. London. Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
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    Drever, J. 1963. Godfrey Thomson Memorial Lecture. London. Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Robbins Committee. 1963. Report on Higher Education, para. 217. London. H.M.S.O. Cmnd. 2154.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Floud
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuffield CollegeOxfordUK

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