ERIC Number: ED031757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-13
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Differences in Creative Ability Between White and Negro Students, Public and Parochial, Three Different Grade Levels, and Males and Females. Final Report.
Check, John F.
The purposes of this investigation were to determine whether differences in creative ability exist between white and Negro students, between public and parochial school students, between students of different grade levels, and between sexes. A corollary purpose of this study was to determine how well teachers can identify the creative students in their classes by personal contact and by observation. A total of 600 students in grades four, seven and twelve were given the California Test of Mental Maturity and the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking. The teachers involved with these students were asked to select the five most and the five least creative students in their classes. Significant differences were shown between grades four and twelve, favoring the higher grades. Public school students were more creative than parochial students. No significant differences were found between Negro and white students, between grades seven and twelve, or between the sexes. Results indicate teachers are not able to identify creative students. (Author/KJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., Oshkosh.