Today - Todays world is one of competition. From the board...

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Today’s world is one of competition. From the board games on family tables to the global markets that increasingly shuffle around job opportunities, if you are not competing and winning in something, you are losing or being exploited. The value of education is great today, but education which increases and is facilitated by intelligence is seldom thought about until a child or student is ready for kindergarten or, worse, college. Intelligence may begin in the womb, or well before with the influence of genes, but it is a safe assumption that most of intelligence is shaped by the early childhood environment that includes the family and of course the parents. That said, a question begs, “What is the effect of parental education on childhood intelligence?” “Effects of Parental Education Level on Fluid Intelligence of Philippine Public School Students” On the premise that parental education levels (PELs) have an effect on childhood education outcomes, Vista & Grantham realized that PELs alone do not predict the outcome(s) of education for children. They admit that along with the mental abilities of the parents themselves, socioeconomic status often had an effect on academic performance. However, concerned with parental education level(s) on intelligence, the paper was written with the purpose of showing, if present, results from intelligence tests administered to children of different PELs, and PEL significance with respect to school size and the children’s intelligence test scores. In measuring intelligence, Vista & Grantham’s use of nonverbal tests decreased dependence on traditional forms of academic knowledge, that is the intergenerational transfer of learning which often focuses on academic achievement, thus measuring a general factor of intelligence. A normative study of the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) for Filipino public school students was used as a source of data for the study whose participants were mainly from the major island groups of the Philippines, an archipelago in Southeast Asia. Three of the Philippines’s main islands are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao from which participant data were collected; while the normative collected several variables, those on PEL were of concern for the study which has less than 5% student-record-errors. Notably, Table 1, which provided information PEL information by comparing educational levels by region, showed that ~13% of the total population had college level (college-graduate) education. NNAT administration manual was followed for the testing throughout and the only supplementary instructions added were for the purpose of obtaining research specific data. It was found that gender and geographic region had insignificant effect on test scores, but PEL
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course PSY 336 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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