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ERIC Number: ED049858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 169
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Creative Thinking Abilities of Rural and Urban Elementary School Students.
Irons, Jerry Lee
The 1967 study was designed to determine if there were significant differences in the creative thinking abilities of students attending certain urban and rural elementary schools in North Texas. The target population was selected from 7 rural and 2 urban school districts. The subjects, 100 urban and 100 rural, were matched in terms of 6 selection factors: grade level, sex, chronological age, intelligence quotient, color of skin, and occupational classification of the family head. All subjects completed 3 instruments: a Student Information Sheet, The California Short-Form Test of Mental Maturity, and The Minnesota Tests of Creative Thinking, Abbreviated Form VII. Among the conclusions are (1) that because of the significantly higher overall scores demonstrated by urban students, creative thinking abilities within the scope of this study were influenced by the urban-rural factor and (2) that urban students had significantly greater facility for supplying a large number of ideas, whether the task required writing or sketching. (EJ)
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Note: Doctor's dissertation submitted to East Texas State University, Denton, Texas