With good base in Inuttitut, students do better
By Sarah Rogers
The findings mean Inuit students with a good base in Inuttitut tend to do better in their studies, says McGill psychology professor Don Taylor.
According to Taylor’s research, Inuit kindergarten students score higher than their American counterparts on spatial intelligence tests.
Taylor also found that Inuit kindergarten students taught in Inuttitut almost doubled their personal self-esteem by the end of the year, compared to a slight drop if they were educated in English or French.