ERIC Number: ED072705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Study of English Vocabulary Comparing Eskimo and Caucasian Children. Final Report.
Orvik, James M.
The purpose of this study is to assess the English vocabulary of Eskimo pupils entering a bilingual education program by establishing a normative criterion based on the vocabulary levels of children whose first language is English. The tests used, "Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices" and "English Receptive Vocabulary," bear out the anticipated differences; a norm is established for Eskimo children although there is considerable difference between the two language groups. The discussion of results raises the possibility that cultural factors in test-taking behavior influence score differences in nonverbal domains of intellectual functioning. (Author/VM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Children, Cognitive Processes, Comparative Testing, Cultural Influences, Educational Experiments, Educational Research, English, English (Second Language), Eskimos, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Grade 1, Kindergarten, Nonverbal Ability, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Whites
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Center for Northern Educational Research.