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ERIC Number: EJ946090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Effects of a Culturally Responsive Speech and Language Intervention for Students of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Heritage
McIntosh, Kent; Mathews, Susanna; Gietz, Carmen; MacKay, Leslie D.; Pelser, Janet; Mah, Inga; Rowe, Jacquie; Vogt, Carolyn; Edgecombe, Jim
Canadian Journal of Education, v34 n3 p181-195 2011
This study explored the effectiveness of a speech and language intervention that was designed to be culturally responsive and adapted to provide explicit language instruction. Participants included all 774 kindergarten students from a mid-sized rural school district in British Columbia. Seventy-seven students screened as at risk received the intervention, and the remaining students participated in the regular kindergarten curriculum. Results indicated statistically significant effects of the intervention on language and vocabulary skills. No differential effects were observed between students of Indigenous and non-Indigenous heritage. Results are discussed in terms of culturally responsive and explicit instruction for early language development. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada