AN EXPERIMENThL AWALYSIS OP LEARNING ABILITIES IN CULT TALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN

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EDRS Price ME-S1.00 HC-110.35 Aptitude Tests, Associative Learning, Cognitive Ability, *Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Testing, *Ethnic Groups, Intelligence Differences, Language Ability, *Learning Characteristics, Nonverbal Ability, Nonverbal Tests, Preschool Learning, Research Methodology, Social Class, *Social Differences, Statistical Data, Test Results This repot contains a series of studies which represent ongoing research of six investigators, who seek to elucidate through empirical studies the psychological characteristics of culturally disadvantaged children. The chief aim has been to make comparative analyses of abilities and learning characteristics of children from intact subpopulation groups that differ markedly in the degree of school success typically achieved. The studies focus on: a two-level theory of mental abilities; the organization of abilities in Preschool children; level I and level II performance in low and middle socioeconomic status (SE'S) elementary school children; relationship o! the "Draw-a-Man" Test to level I and level It; comparison of "culture-loaded" and "culture-fair" tests; social class differences in free recall of categorized and uncategorized lists: mental elaboration and learning proficiency; ethnicity-SrS and learning proficiency; and, elaboration training and paired associate learning efficiency in children. Appendixes contain some of the test forms used. (RJ) AN EXPERIMENThL AWALYSIS OP LEARNING ABILITIES IN CULT TALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN

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@inproceedings{Jensen2011ANEA, title={AN EXPERIMENThL AWALYSIS OP LEARNING ABILITIES IN CULT TALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN}, author={Arthur R. Jensen and William D. Rohwer and Janet Frederiksen and Mary Sue Ammon and Nancy Suzuki and Joel R. Levin}, year={2011} }