ERIC Number: ED081471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-1
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The Socialization of Intellectual Skills in Papago Children: The Effects of a Parent Training Program.
Henderson, Ronald W.; Swanson, Rosemary
Thirty mothers of first-grade Papago Indian children were trained by selected Papago paraprofessionals to teach their children to ask causal questions. The procedures used by the mother in the home environment included role playing, modeling and giving the child verbal praise. Between formal training sessions with the paraprofessionals, the mothers practiced a previously learned skill with their children. Study findings of the children's question-asking response data indicate that the mothers, after having training in socialization skills, significantly increased their children's performance on the question-asking tasks over performance attributable to direct modeling instruction by the experimenter. A later factor analysis suggests that well planned instruction, targeted on specific skills, may be effective regardless of a child's general level of past achievement in academic subjects. A list of the paraprofessional training objectives, a table of parent training lessons and goals, achievement test data, and factor questionnaires are also included. (ST)
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Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.; Indian Oasis Elementary School District 40, Sells, AZ.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Arizona Center for Educational Research and Development.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Metropolitan Achievement Tests