ERIC Number: ED029350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of the Auditory Memory Performance of Negro and White Children From Different Socio-Economic Backgrounds.
Barritt, Loren S.
Studies (2) of auditory memory performance are reported. Children were asked to recall material which permitted different language habits to be used (structural, and meaningful). Lower socio-economic status (LSES) Negro children performed more like their middle socio-economic status white (MSES) counterparts on non-contingent strings. When structure could be used to aid in recall, MSES performed better than LSES children. LSES children in the first and second grades gained more during the year between studies than did the MSES first and second grade children. Third grade LSES children did not show the same performance gains. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.