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ERIC Number: ED140636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 7
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Teaching Numeric Concepts to Spanish-Speaking Second Graders: English or Spanish Instruction?
Denker, Elenor Rubin
Seventeen Spanish-speaking children received mathematics instruction in either Spanish or English. Numeric concepts were chosen as the content area so that the results could be understood non-verbally at the outset, the teachers ranked the children's abilities in English and math, and no significant difference between groups was found. However, there was high correlation between achievement and mathematical ranks for the Spanish instructed (r=.74) and low correlation for the English instructed (r=.03). The correlation between achievement for the English instructed with English rankings was high (r=.88). It is concluded that children whose native language is not English perform in accordance with English competence when instructed in English; children who are instructed in their native language perform in accordance with ability in the subject area. (Author/CFM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April, 1977) ; Best copy available