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Remaking the Concept of Aptitude: Extending the Legacy of Richard E. Snow


reviewed by Norman Milgram — 2003

coverTitle: Remaking the Concept of Aptitude: Extending the Legacy of Richard E. Snow
Author(s): Lyn Corno, Lee J. Cronbach, Haggai Kupermintz, David F. Lohman, Ellen B. Mandinach, Anne W. Porteus and Joan E. Talbert
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Mahwah, NJ
ISBN: 0805835326 , Pages: 312, Year: 2001
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A reviewer has two major tasks. The first is easy, to provide information about the book so that review readers will know if the book is of interest to them. The second task is more difficult, namely to provide a critique of the book so that readers will have the benefit of a professional opinion on the importance of its goals and the extent to which these goals are achieved. The title and subtitle of this book makes the first task easier than usual. The book is the product of the collaboration of seven intimate colleagues (including the widow) of Richard Snow, a prominent educational psychologist at Stanford University. Following Snow’s untimely and sudden death at age 61 in 1997, the seven banded together to review his published and unpublished work and to prepare a volume that would summarize where he had been and to project ahead where he was going.   Snow’s own research on the concept of aptitude as it applies to academic... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 1, 2003, p. 82-85
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10904, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 9:48:39 PM

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