The Genetic and Environmental Origins of Learning Abilities and Disabilities in the Early School Years by Yulia KovasThe Genetic and Environmental Origins of Learning Abilities and Disabilities in the Early School Years by Yulia Kovas

The Genetic and Environmental Origins of Learning Abilities and Disabilities in the Early School…

byYulia Kovas, Claire M. A. Haworth, Philip S. Dale

Paperback | February 11, 2013

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Despite the importance of learning abilities and disabilities in education and child development, little is known about their genetic and environmental origins in the early school years.

  • This study reports results for English (which includes reading, writing, and speaking), mathematics, and science as well as general cognitive ability in a large and representative sample of U.K. twins studied at 7, 9, and 10 years of age
  • Presents new univariate, multivariate, and longitudinal analyses that systematically examine genetic and environmental influences for the entire sample at all ages for all measures for both the low extremes (disabilities) and the entire sample (abilities)
  • Draws conclusions have far-reaching implications for education and child development as well as for molecular genetics and neuroscience
Yulia Kovas received her Ph.D. in 2007 from the SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry. She obtained teaching qualifications from the University of St. Petersburg, Russia in 1996 and taught children of all ages for 6 years. She received a B.Sc. in Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London in 2003 and an M.Sc. in Social, Gene...
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Title:The Genetic and Environmental Origins of Learning Abilities and Disabilities in the Early School…Format:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.38 inPublished:February 11, 2013Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1405184353

ISBN - 13:9781405184359

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS.

ABSTRACT vii.

I. INTRODUCTION 1.

II. METHODS 14.

III. NATURE AND NURTURE 49.

IV. THE ABNORMAL IS NORMAL 60.

V. GENETIC STABILITY, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE 67.

VI. GENERALIST GENES, SPECIALIST ENVIRONMENTS 82.

VII. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS 105.

APPENDICES 124.

REFERENCES 137.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 144.

COMMENTARY.

BEYOND NATURE–NURTURE.

Richard A. Weinberg 145.

DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DYNAMIC EDUCATION.

Jennifer M. Thomson and Kurt W. Fischer 150.

CONTRIBUTORS 157.

STATEMENT OF EDITORIAL POLICY 159