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ERIC Number: ED016516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-9
Pages: 10
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DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN'S ABILITY TO COORDINATE PERSPECTIVES.
MILLER, JACK W.
THE PERSPECTIVE ABILITY TEST INVOLVED 285 CHILDREN BETWEEN 66 AND 155 MONTHS OF AGE. TO MEASURE ABILITY TO COORDINATE PERSPECTIVE, THE RESEARCHER BUILT A CIRCULAR TABLE WITH AN ISLAND DISC MODELED AND PAINTED TO REPRESENT WATERS AND MOUNTAINOUS LAND. TWENTY COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT EQUALLY SPACED VANTAGE POINTS. THE SUBJECTS WERE ASKED TO STAND IN ONE PLACE AND INDICATE WHERE THE CAMERA HAD TO HAVE BEEN WHEN A PARTICULAR PICTURE WAS TAKEN. THE DATA INDICATE THAT THERE WAS A PROGRESSION FROM HIGHER TO LOWER ERROR SCORES AS THE AGE OF THE CHILDREN INVOLVED INCREASED. THE TEST APPEARED TO BE A REASONABLY RELIABLE AND PRECISE INSTRUMENT FOR ASSESSING CHANGE IN ABILITY TO COORDINATE PERSPECTIVES AS THE CULMINATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSES. AT THE TIME OF THE STUDY RESEARCH WAS UNDERWAY FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION OF NORMAL TRENDS AND VARIABILITY IN TIME REQUIRED FOR ACQUISITIONS OF SPATIAL ABILITY AND DETERMINING THE FEASIBILITY OF SPECIAL TRAINING TO ACCELERATE OR MAKE MORE PRECISE THE ABILITY TO COORDINATE PERSPECTIVES. (CO)
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Identifiers: American Educational Research Association; Perspective Ability Test (Miller); Piaget (Jean)