Intellectual Appraisal of Mexican-American Children: English vs. Spanish, Reinforcement vs. Nonreinforcement

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The purposes of this study are: (1) to make a contribution to the increasingly urgent evaluation of an appropriate measure of the intellectual potential of South Texas Mexican-American children as studied through the community of Charlotte, Texas; (2) to gain some insight into the intellectual abilities of Mexican-American children of Charlotte, Texas when compared to the national norm; (3) to appraise the effects of bilingualism as it relates to the mental development of first through fourth grade children of Mexican- American parentage, particularly through the WISC from the standpoint of the language in which the test is given; (4) to ... continued below

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Weimer, Glenn Del. December 1973.

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The purposes of this study are:
(1) to make a contribution to the increasingly urgent evaluation of an appropriate measure of the intellectual potential of South Texas Mexican-American children as studied through the community of Charlotte, Texas;
(2) to gain some insight into the intellectual abilities of Mexican-American children of Charlotte, Texas when compared to the national norm;
(3) to appraise the effects of bilingualism as it relates to the mental development of first through fourth grade children of Mexican- American parentage, particularly through the WISC from the standpoint of the language in which the test is given;
(4) to ascertain the value of tangible (candy) and intangible (praise) reinforcement for each correct response yielded during the testing session.

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Weimer, Glenn Del. Intellectual Appraisal of Mexican-American Children: English vs. Spanish, Reinforcement vs. Nonreinforcement, thesis, December 1973; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663484/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .