ERIC Number: ED080590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
The Use of IQ as a Measure of Learning Rate with Minority Children. Final Report.
Schroth, Marvin L.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of IQ as a measure of learning rate with children of similar ethnic origin but different socioeconomic backgrounds. The theoretical basis for this experiment was Jensen and Rohwer's distinction between developmental rate and learning rate. Specifically, a dimension abstracted oddity task was presented to 180 Mexican-American children with different IQs from lower and middle socioeconomic backgrounds. They were matched on MA. The results support the Jensen and Rohwer hypothesis as IQ was found to determine the rate of learning the task. Also, middle-SES children learned the task faster than their low-SES peers. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara Univ., CA.