ERIC Number: ED037792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Some Differences in Cognitive Abilities Between Canadian And Filipino Students.
Flores, Miguela B.; Evans, Glen T.
This study was designed to compare both levels of performance and relationships between performances on cognitive tests in groups of children and adolescents in Canada and the Philippines with similar educational experience. A battery of eighteen tests, including the Ravens Progressive Matrices (1958), the Science Research Associates Primary Mental Abilities Tests, and selected tests from the Educational Testing Service kit, was used. The samples included 219 students from an urban center in Ontario, boys and girls in grades six and eight; from private, public, and Catholic schools, and 203 students in Manila from similar sources. The results demonstrate the existence of two general factors of intellectual functioning, one concerned with conceptual or relational thinking, and the other with forming associations. The Canadian subjects were superior on the former, and the Filipino students were superior on the latter. (author/SK)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.