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Comparison of White and Negro Children in the Rational Learning Test


by Joseph Peterson - 1928

In mental testing it is desirable to have complex learning situations to present to subjects, situations which require for their solution as little as possible of such information and skills as may be derived from different cultural communities and yet which will tax the thinking activities of the subject to the extreme without discouragement of effort. Tests of information are not suitable for comparisons of racial and other groups which have different cultural environment or educational opportunities, and tests of any kind involving a considerable amount of verbal skill are likewise objectionable.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 27, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 29 Number 9, 1928, p. 332-341
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20820, Date Accessed: 9/25/2020 4:41:17 PM

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