ERIC Number: ED119086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Styles and the Social Order. Final Report, Part II. O.E.O. Study B00-5135, "Thought, Race, and Opportunity."
TenHouten, Warren D.
This report presents data developed for testing the theory that there are social processes which result in differing cognitive styles for subdominant and dominant social groups. The results of surveys of black and white persons in an urban area, of white rural farmers, and Hopi Indians are presented. The research attempts to integrate data and theory from three levels of inquiry: neurological theory of lateral specialization for verbal and visual brain functions; theory pertaining to visual and verbal contents of human intelligence, and a theory of social stratification which relates cognitive performance to differences in group access to modes of thought and socioeconomic rewards. The report includes descriptions of the survey sampling designs and research instruments, the data on the performance measures, and the data testing of research hypotheses. The research results are discussed in terms of achievement outcomes and the implications for the educational system and society. (SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
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