ABSTRACTIn Urmia city, many children learn and speak their first language (either Azari or Kurdish) at home and study all of their courses in Farsi throughout their education.The goal of this study was to compare the creativity abilities between bilingual elementray students (Azari- Kurdish language). Almost (N=387) students from 10 schools from all over Urmia city participated in the study. Their creative abilities were measured by using the Test of Torrence Creativity (Form A). Results indicated that the dimensions of creativity (fluency, originality, extension) were significant differences between the two groups of bilingual students, but there was no significant differences in flexibility dimension. Furthermore, it was shown that there was a significant differences between the level of parents' education and creativity of the students, it means that whatever parents' education level is much higher, creativity of the students is even better. Also significant differences in creativity scores and gender has been seen.
Marzieh Arefi, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Nesa Jalali, Islamic Azad University, Iran
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