ERIC Number: ED080156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Children's Memory: SES Differences in the Development of Serial Processing Ability.
Keeton, Anne; McLean, Leslie D.
Two studies examined serial recall process of first-grade Canadian children from inner-city and suburban backgrounds. In the first study significant differences were found in the serial position curve of recall. Suburban children recalled a greater number of early-presented, primacy items, while inner-city children who had equivalent span capacity, recalled more later-presented, recency items. In the second study, four subgroups of children were assigned to high and low SES, primacy or recency response groups. All groups showed significant shifts toward the alternative recency or primacy recall pattern following a training period. Recall is attributed to learned serial processing strategies rather than to differences in intellectual capability (Jensen, 1968). (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25 - March 1, 1973)