ERIC Number: ED158867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
An Embedded Items Investigation of Hawaiian Children's Memory.
Ciborowski, Tom; Price-Williams, D.
This study investigated the influence of Pidgin versus Standard English on the mnemonic skills of a group of rural Hawaiian school children and compared the recall performance of rural and urban Hawaiian children. An embedded items free recall story task was administered to a group of 30 rural Hawaiian children. Half of the children were tested in Pidgin (Hawaiian Islands Dialect). Analysis revealed no significant dialect related effects. Analysis also revealed that the older children recalled significantly more items than the younger children. The major finding of the present study, however, was the overall recall performance of the rural Hawaiian children. Their performance compared favorably with the performance of a group of urban Hawaiian children as reported in earlier research. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles. Mental Retardation Research Center.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, HI. Kamehameha Early Education Project.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii