ERIC Number: ED028889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Educational Potential of Northern Canadian Native Pupils.
Evidence presented in this paper indicates the existence of both general intellectual potential and differential abilities of Eskimo and Indian-Metis pupils in contrast to White classmates. A factor analytic technique is described which was used to treat data obtained from a sample of more than 1,800 students. One conclusion of the study is that a large proportion of Canadian native pupils of early school age have the general intellectual potential necessary to participate fully in the larger Canadian community. It is also suggested that nonverbal stimuli be used more often as a media of instruction when working with native Canadian pupils. Six psychosocial influences likely to affect development of cognitive abilities in different cultures are identified and discussed: (1) achievement motivation; (2) immediate versus delayed gratification orientation; (3) initiative and curiosity behavior; (4) conceptual stimuli experience; (5) language; and (6) health and nutrition factors. (EV)
Publication Type: N/A
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Identifiers: Canada; Metis (People)
Note: Paper presented at Alaskan Science Conference, American Association for the Advancement of Science (19th, Whitehorse, Canada, August, 1968).