ERIC Number: ED108183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Comprehension Characteristics of Chicano and Non-Chicano Students at Eastern New Mexico University.
Rainwater, Jerry A.
A study was undertaken to determine if differences existed between Chicano and non-Chicano students enrolled in the college reading improvement program and if Chicano students evidenced any comprehension characteristics unique to them as a group which would justify special instructional programing. Of the 184 subjects selected for the study, 69 were Chicano. The Davis Reading Test Form 1A was used; it is an instrument which measures five types of comprehension, three of which--factual recall, main idea, and inference--were selected for measurement in this study. Results of the study showed that there are significant differences in reading comprehension between the two groups. Data showed no differences between Chicanos and non-Chicanos who were poor or average readers, but showed definite differences between Chicanos and non-Chicanos who were good readers. It was concluded that this difference was caused by inferential comprehension. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Farwest Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (3rd, Reno, February 6-8, 1975)