ERIC Number: ED040798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Mental Development and School Achievement of American Indian Children and Youth. The National Study of American Indian Education, Series IV, No. 3, Final Report.
Havighurst, Robert J.
As a part of the Final Report of the National Study of American Indian Education, this study points out that there are no reasons to suppose that Indian children are basically or genetically less or more intelligent than other children. It is noted that the low achievement of the Indian children at certain grade levels is related to the child's limited experiences and is compounded by the family's socioeconomic circumstances. The study points out that most studies (except 2) place Indian children just below the national norms during the first few grades. Evidence derived from this study is presented in tables. Conclusions point out that the pattern of low achievement of the Indian children is similar to that of other low-income and non-English-speaking children. (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.