Education: Thinking Test

Professor Ralph Winfred Tyler, University of Chicago's famed chief examiner and professor of education, believes that U. S. high schools and colleges do not teach students to think. Because pedagogues lack even the means of finding out whether students can think, Professor Tyler and colleagues spent three months thinking up a test of thinking. Last month, having excogitated 290 questions and created perhaps the most elaborate thinking test ever devised, they stunned a group of the nation's smartest high-school graduates with it. The examinees were 1,407 high-standing students, trying for 34 University of...

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