Post by victancredi17 on Sept 25, 2017 17:46:34 GMT
York students might do fairly better on the test rather than their own parents who have immigrated here because the education in Canada is more advanced. Not only that we have different systems to how things are done. For example: we learn characteristics from our environment that we are adapted in. Another reason to why their parents got a lower grade on the test is because maybe they didn't have access to education or their schooling back home is different the way it is here. It depends on the resources that you have. In addition the environment is different which would cause different results.
Reflect more on the nature-nurture debate. Where do environmental influences fall here? Also keep in mind that the intelligence test may not measure how advanced a particular society is. What type of population was the Stanford-Binet test made for? Given that information, why would the children who grew up in Canada fare better than their parents who grew up somewhere else?