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Human characteristics and school learning

Robert J. Havighurst

Benjamin Bloom claims that, regardless of the differences among students that may be suggested by intelligence tests or assessments of achievement, about 95 percent of all students can master the school curriculum at practically the same level of mastery. Slower learners, he says, can learn as much as fast learners. His Book, Human Characteristics and School Learning, is reviewed in this set item by well-known educational psychologist Robert J. Havighurst

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