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‘A Highly Selected Strain of Guinea Pigs’: The Westinghouse Science Talent Search and Educational Meritocracy, 1942–1958


by Sevan G. Terzian & John L. Rury — 2014


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 116 Number 5, 2014, p. 1-33
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17439, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 5:47:48 AM
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  • Sevan Terzian
    University of Florida
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    SEVAN G. TERZIAN is associate professor and associate director for graduate studies in the School of Teaching & Learning at the University of Florida. His scholarship has focused on the history of the American high school; the history of science, gender, and education in the postwar era; and conflicts in education in the latter half of the twentieth century.
  • John Rury
    University of Kansas
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    JOHN L. RURY is professor of education and (by courtesy) history at the University of Kansas. His work has focused on inequality in the history of American education, particularly as it has concerned gender, race, and metropolitan settings.
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