Freitag, 18. Mai 2012

Intelligence & Education:

"Today, even among siblings brought up in the same household, a kid in the top quartile of the population intellectually is 28 times more likely to obtain a college degree than his or her brother or sister in the bottom quartile."

Steve Sailer
http://www.isteve.com/How_to_Help_the_Left_Half_of_the_Bell_Curve.htm

[top quartile: >110; bottom quartile: <90]

Human Accomplishment:

"From 1850 to 1950, per capita accomplishment tended to decline, which is especially striking considering the huge spread of education. Diminishing returns in the sciences seem inevitable because the low-hanging fruit was picked first. In the arts, though, Murray believes that loss of faith in both the purpose of life and the efficacy of the individual retarded greatness, especially in the post-Freudian age.

Murray expects that almost no art from the second half of the 20th century will be remembered in 200 years. Indeed, Europe, homeland of geniuses, has collapsed into a comfortable cultural stasis reminiscent of Rome in the 2nd century A.D. In addition to Murray’s philosophical explanations, I’d also point to causes such as the genocide of Europe’s highest-achieving ethnic group ...,the rise of anti-elitist ideologies; and the decline of nationalism. From Vergil to Verdi, great men engendered great works to celebrate their nations. Nobody, however, seems likely to create an epic glorifying the European Union. "

Thoughts of Steve Sailer about Charles Murrays book "Human Accomplishment":
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/cultures-bell-curve/

Samstag, 5. Mai 2012

Kompetenzkonzepte & Intelligenz:

Im Zentrum der Kompetenzkonzepte steht die Intelligenz: die Fähigkeit zum denkgestützten Lösen von Aufgaben und Problemen in Situationen, die für die Person neu und nicht allein durch simplen Wissensabruf erfolgreich bearbeitbar sind, die Fähigkeit zum induktiv und deduktiv-logisch schlussfolgernden Denken, die Fähigkeit zum abstrakten Denken (einschließlich Begriffsbildung) und die Fähigkeit zu Verständnis und Einsicht- zum Erkennen und zur Herstellung von Strukturen, Beziehungen, Sinnzusammenhängen und Bedeutungen. Kurz: Intelligenz ist die Fähigkeit zum Denken.
Heiner Rindermann, Bildung und Kompetenz