London-based Plomin has been shaping the agenda of British schools policy since he published a paper in which he found that 50 per cent of the variations in GCSE scores were down to genetics. His book, G is for Genes written with Kathryn Asbury, expanded upon these ideas. Plomin and Asbury argue that education policy has exacerbated genetic differences, rather than smoothing them out.
Further reading: We can’t ignore the evidence: genes affect social mobility Jill Boucher considers the psychology and genetics around social mobility and Plomin’s ideas.
Maths and Reading – Professor Robert Plomin Interview between Plomin and the University of Cambridge about genetics and education.
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