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ERIC Number: ED186284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Some Factors Affecting the Technical Education of College Age Hispanics.
Mestre, Jose P.
This study investigates factors which may adversely affect the technical education of Hispanic bilinguals. Hispanic bilingual students (N=36) majoring in science or engineering at the University of Massachusetts were given a variety of exams in both English and Spanish aimed at ascertaining the level of certain mathematically related skills. An English version of the exams was also administered to 38 monolingual science and engineering majors. Results indicate that math performance is very dependent upon language proficiency for bilinguals, but not for monolinguals. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education, International Bilingual Education Conference (9th, Anaheim, CA, April 21-23, 1980). Not available in hard copy due to copyright restrictions. Contains light and broken type.