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I am a Inclusion coordinator (special education needs) and I am interested in the measuring of intelligence, how children are identified as having learning difficulties, how children are identified as gifted and talented and neurodiversity. As such I found this book to be a fascinating insight into the history of these topics. I only wish the author could compare his study of the American education system to other systems around the world such as England but that might be a good idea for a separate book entirely. Overall a very thorough and interesting read.
A truly enjoyable audiobook. There is definitely more to human intelligence than IQ, thanks for pointing out a good knapsack of others.
Would you listen to Ungifted again? Why?
Despite an excellent narrator (probably the best I've heard), I'd have to read this again rather then listen to it, simply to catch what I may have missed. Very inspirational, and makes me wish I was more fluent in this topic area (although that could be a curse in itself, and further credit to the author for moving outside the box).
What was one of the most memorable moments of Ungifted?
This is the type of book that puts those near infinite self-help/waffle books to shame. Rather than conning you with biased, ideological, narcissism, the author, through a refreshing combination of intimate personal experiences and detailed research breaks down our limited knowledge of IQ and intelligence, and makes room for hope, perseverance, and open-mindedness.
What does Walter Dixon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Character. What more can I say. Excellent work.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
I think it would be better as a documentary.... Maybe "Deconstructing IQ, encouraging diversity in intellect"
Any additional comments?
A must read/listen. Whilst the book may be a little too academic for the laymen, the message is loud, powerful, and inspirational.