Some practical and theoretical problems of general ability testing at the African standard six level in Southern Rhodesia.
Irvine, S. H.
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The testing of abilities in Africa, until after the Second World War, was largely comparative in nature and theoretical in its approach. It. was designed to illustrate differences between ethnic groups and their respective cultures. Applied research, where emphasis was placed on the relationship of the individual to his peers has been the result of the need to classify and use African labour in primary and secondary industry and lately, to cope with the problems of selecting from a large number of primary school leavers, those who could most benefit from further schooling.