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ERIC Number: ED082931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun-1
Pages: 58
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A Comparison of Technological Information Evidenced in Selected Indian and Non-Indian Children.
Maurin, Ed
The study determined if there is a significant difference between the amount and quality of technological knowledge held by the American Indian students as opposed to non-Indians in the 4th, 5th, and 7th grades. Also, do these Indian students possess this technological information in a form which can be used, or is it in a state of unrelated abstractness? Two tests were designed to determine whether technological differences were a factor which influenced the Indian's downward trend in academic achievement, 1 a verbal test, and the other a picture association test. Each test had 7 subtests on basic concepts concerning technological knowledge. Selection of subjects for this study resulted in matching a total of 60 Indian and 60 non-Indian students in the following areas: (1) age, (2) IQ, (3) grade level, and (4) sex. There were no significant differences in the Indian and non-Indian students at the 4th, 5th, and 7th grade levels on all subtests except one. Another finding was that the 5th grade level had 3 subtests which were significantly different. They were home community, and job subtests. The remaining 4 showed no significant difference. The better scores were made by non-Indians. (FF)
Inter-Library Loan, Northern State College, Aberdeen, South Dakota
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Note: Master's Project Paper, Northern State College, Aberdeen, South Dakota