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ERIC Number: ED072705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Pages: 9
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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)
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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.