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ERIC Number: ED011608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov-29
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ADMINISTERING THE POSR TO LOWER CLASS CHILDREN.
WHITESIDES, SHEILA
A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS USED FOR OBTAINING A RATING OF JUNIOR-TEACHERS FROM THEIR PUPILS IN A GRADE SCHOOL WHERE THE CHILDREN WERE OF LATIN-AMERICAN DESCENT AND FROM A LOW SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS. THE QUESTIONNAIRE THAT HAD BEEN USED BEFORE WITH MIDDLE-CLASS CHILDREN IN TWO OTHER SCHOOLS CONSISTED OF 40 QUESTIONS REQUIRING "YES" OR "NO" ANSWERS. THE INVESTIGATOR FOUND THAT THE FIRST- AND SECOND-GRADE CHILDREN HAD NOT BEEN TESTED BEFORE IN ANY WAY. THEY COULD NOT UNDERSTAND DIRECTIONS. INSTRUCTIONS TO CIRCLE THE CORRECT ANSWERS CONFUSED THEM, AND THEY COULD NOT FOLLOW THE QUESTIONS WHEN SPOKEN IN ENGLISH. FOR THE FIRST TWO GRADES, QUESTIONS HAD TO BE READ FIRST IN ENGLISH AND THEN IN SPANISH. SOME WORDS AND CONCEPTS USED IN THE TEST APPEARED TO BE TOO ADVANCED FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE STUDENTS TESTED IN GRADES 1-6. THE INVESTIGATOR CONCLUDED THAT (1) READING QUESTIONS IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH MAY HELP AT ALL GRADE LEVELS AND (2) SPANISH-SPEAKING PERSONS CAN ELICIT MORE COOPERATION FROM THE PUPILS, AND, PERHAPS, MORE HONESTY IN THE ANSWERS THAN AN ANGLO. (AL)
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Identifiers: Texas (Austin)