The distribution of highly able students across scientific fields

Baruch Nevo, Carmel Oren

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In this paper psychometric data are presented which show that the distribution of highly able Israeli students across the various fields in the sciences is uneven. Most highly able students are attracted to the natural sciences, engineering and computer sciences. Only few are attracted to the social sciences, humanities, arts and education. Assuming that future scientific leaders will emerge from this elite group, the implications that the uneven distribution may have for predicted progress in the sciences are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of High Ability
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992

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  • Education


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