ERIC Number: ED158908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Resettlement and Ability - One Community.
Skanes, G. R.
Since one aim of Newfoundland's resettlement program is to provide better schools and more highly qualified teachers, abilities of 152 children resettled at a reception center in Arnold's Cove were tested in 1971 to see if they differed from those of children native to the community. Tests used for students in grades 2-11 were the Standard Progressive Matrices, Otis Quick Scoring Test of Mental Ability, Primary Mental Abilities Test, and Canadian Test of Basic Skills. Information was obtained on father's occupation before and after migration, parents' education, number of brothers and sisters, and place in family. Apart from greater fluency for resettled children in grades 5-10, ability levels were similar for both groups. There were minor differences in personal factors: father's occupational status before moving, mother's education, and number of sisters. Data did not support the idea that school-related abilities of children resettled to Arnold's Cove were influenced by that move. Since many of the islands from which people moved to Arnold's Cove had better schools and more qualified teachers than the reception center, it was judged likely that resettlement had benefitted native children through a larger school and more highly qualified staff in the same way it had resettled children. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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