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ERIC Number: ED003837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun-30
Pages: 38
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RESEARCH PROGRAM ON INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT.
BRUNER, JEROME S.
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF PROFESSOR BRUNER, THE CENTER FOR COGNITIVE STUDIES AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY HAS CARRIED OUT A SERIES OF STUDIES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF COGNITION. THERE HAVE BEEN OVER 30 EXPERIMENTS ON THE GROWTH OF PERCEPTION, PROBLEM-SOLVING, AND REASONING BETWEEN THE AGES OF 3 AND 10, IN PURSUIT OF A THEORY TO ACCOUNT FOR THE CHANGES IN INTELLECTUAL FORMATION THAT OCCUR IN THE GROWTH OF THE CHILD. EXPERIMENTS HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT NOT ONLY WITH AMERICAN CHILDREN, BUT ALSO WITH BUSH CHILDREN IN SENEGAL AND THEIR URBAN COUSINS IN DAKAR, WITH MESTIZO CHILDREN IN RURAL MEXICO AND THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN MEXICO CITY, AND WITH VARYINGLY ACCOUNTABLE ESKIMO CHILDREN IN ALASKA. THE RESEARCH ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERCEPTION, THOUGHT, AND LANGUAGE HAS BEEN OF TWO PRINCIPAL KINDS. ONE KIND DEALS WITH THE MANNER IN WHICH CHILDREN LEARN TO MAKE INFERENCE, TO CARRY OUT SORTING TASKS, AND TO IMPOSE ORDER ON THE ENVIRONMENT. THE SECOND TYPE RELATES TO THE MANNER IN WHICH CHILDREN LEARN TO SEARCH THE VISUAL FIELD. COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF EYE MOVEMENTS IS USED IN THE LATTER TYPE OF STUDY. IN THIS REPORT 11 OF THESE STUDIES ARE DESCRIBED AND CONCLUSIONS ARE DISCUSSED. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: ALASKA; CAMBRIDGE; MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston); MEXICO; Mexico (Mexico City); SENEGAL; Senegal (Dakar)