ERIC Number: ED066385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Students of Non-Canadian Origin: A Descriptive Report of Students in Toronto Schools.
Ramsey, C. A.; Wright, E. N.
This report presents a study describing and comparing two groups of students who speak English as a first or second language: "New Canadians" (those students born outside Canada) and "Canadian Born" students. Emphasizing the collection of background information on the overall student population, an extensive Student Background Questionnaire was administered along with a battery of group ability tests and the use of teacher ratings. Basic frequency distributions of responses appear in Appendix A. A random selection of 25 percent of grade 5, 7, and 9 classes in the Toronto system was designated for the sample in an attempt to provide norms and material with which the reader may generalize to students in Toronto schools. In the data presented, response differences to a few of the categories of the questionnaire are clearly evident between Canadian Born and Non Canadian Born as to their "degree" of exposure to English; numbers of students who received instruction in English as a second language; the formal maintainance of language other than English; rural and urban background of students; and education background of parents. (Author/SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)