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The Resource "Destined to fail" : Carl Seashores's world of eugenics, psychology, education, and music, Julia Eklund Koza

"Destined to fail" : Carl Seashores's world of eugenics, psychology, education, and music, Julia Eklund Koza

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"Destined to fail" : Carl Seashores's world of eugenics, psychology, education, and music
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"Destined to fail"
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Carl Seashores's world of eugenics, psychology, education, and music
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Julia Eklund Koza
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Carl Seashores's world of eugenics, psychology education, and music
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A little-known fact about the prominent US psychologist and educator Carl E. Seashore (1866-1949) is that he was deeply involved in the American eugenics movement. He was among the US academics to support eugenics long before German Nazis embraced it. A titan in a host of disciplines and a proponent of radical education reform, Seashore used his positional power to promote a constellation of education reforms consistent with central precepts of eugenics. Many of these reforms, including tracking, gifted and talented programs, and high-stakes standardized testing, were adopted and remain standard practice in the United States today. He promulgated the idea that musical talent is biologically inheritable, and he developed the first standardized tests of musical talent; these tests were used by early-twentieth-century researchers in their attempts to determine whether there are race differences in musical talent. Seashore's ideas and work profoundly shaped music education's research trajectory, as well as enduring "commonsense" beliefs about musical ability. An intersectional analysis, "Destined to Fail" focuses on the relationship between eugenics and Seashore's views on ability, race, and gender. Koza concludes that Seashore promoted eugenics and its companion, euthenics, because he was a true believer. She also discusses the longstanding silences surrounding Seashore's participation in eugenics. As a diagnosis and critique of the present, "Destined to Fail" identifies resemblances and connections between past and present that illustrate the continuing influence of eugenics--and the systems of reasoning that made early-twentieth-century eugenics imaginable and seem reasonable--on education discourse and practice today. It maps out discursive, citational, and funding connections between eugenicists of the early twentieth-century and contemporary White supremacists; this mapping leads to some of Donald Trump's supporters and appointees
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contains biographical information
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1952-
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Koza, Julia
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index present
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non fiction
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Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan),
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  • Seashore, Carl E.
  • Trump, Donald
  • Seashore, Carl E.
  • Trump, Donald
  • Eugenics
  • Musical ability
  • Friendship
  • Musical ability
  • Philosophy
  • United States
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"Destined to fail" : Carl Seashores's world of eugenics, psychology, education, and music, Julia Eklund Koza
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 711-759) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1197551402
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24 cm
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xii, 800 pages
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9780472132607
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2021020089
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1197551402
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"Destined to fail" : Carl Seashores's world of eugenics, psychology, education, and music, Julia Eklund Koza
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 711-759) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1197551402
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 800 pages
Isbn
9780472132607
Lccn
2021020089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1197551402

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