Dr. Arnold Gesell’s Incomplete Man Test: Gender Variation Across the Ages. By: Kayleigh Zeppa.
By: Kayleigh Zeppa
“Unfortunately, we are too inclined to talk of man as it would be desirable for him to be rather than as he really is….True education can proceed only from naked reality, not from any ideal illusion about man, however attractive.”
From School Readiness by Frances L. Ilg and Louise Bates Ames
*An extra point will be given for each extra part (i.e. eyebrows, lips, clothes)
*50% of the boys were 7 years old, the other 50% were 6 years old
*30% of the girls were 7 years old, the other 70% were 6 years old
*60% of the girls were 8 years old, the other 40% were 9 years old
*60% of the boys were 8 years old, 20% were 9 years old, and 20% were 10 years old
*71% of 5th grade boys were 11 years old
*50% of 5th grade girls were 11 years old
This experiment leads to another question:
Is the Incomplete Man Test a reliable way to gauge the developmental level and therefore “readiness” of a child?