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ERIC Number: ED001823
Record Type: RIE
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COMMUNICATING SENSE AND NONSENSE. EFFECTS OF GENERAL SEMANTICS TRAINING UPON SOME FIFTH GRADE CHILDREN.
LAUER, RACHEL M.
GENERAL SEMANTICS CAN BE TAUGHT TO YOUNG CHILDREN BY EMPLOYING EXPERIMENTATION, ROLE PLAYING, AND ACTIVE DISCUSSION OF PERSONAL REACTIONS. THE CHILDREN ARE SHOWN HOW VERBAL EXPRESSIONS CAN BE USED TO REFLECT ACCURACY OR DISTORTION IN WHAT IS DESIRED TO BE EXPRESSED. CERTAIN FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES EMPHASIZED ARE--(1) THE WORLD CONSISTS OF PROCESSES THAT ARE EVER CHANGING TO A GREATER OR LESSER DEGREE. (2) NO TWO THINGS ARE IDENTICAL. (3) CHARACTERISTICS OF THINGS AND PEOPLE ARE DISTRIBUTED ALONG A CONTINUUM. (4) EVENTS CAN BE PREDICTED NOT WITH ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY BUT WITH DIFFERENT DEGREES OF PROBABILITY. (5) PEOPLE ARRIVE AT THEIR KNOWLEDGE VIA MANY METHODS. (6) RESULTS OF OBSERVATION DIFFER TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE. (7) OUR LANGUAGE IS HIGHLY LIMITED. THE EXPERIMENTS SHOW THAT CHILDREN BECAME AWARE OF MULTIPLE CAUSALITY, THAT THEY IMPROVED 85 PERCENT IN WHAT IS CONSIDERED BEST ON A TABLE OF PERSONAL VALUES, THAT THEIR EXPOSITORY WRITING IMPROVED, AND THAT THEY COULD BETTER PERCEIVE EXCEPTIONS TO COMMON GENERALITIES. NEW PROGRAMS ARE BEING DEVELOPED IN COOPERATION WITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS.
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Identifiers: New York (New York)