ERIC Number: ED040437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Conditional Logic and Children. (Cornell Critical Thinking Readiness Project, Phase IIC).
Ennis, Robert H.; And Others
From 180 primary children of varied backgrounds half were selected for instruction in conditional logic by means of an audio-tutorial method. At the termination of 15 weekly lessons the experimental students did no better than the control students on our individually-administered conditional logic test ("Smith-Sturgeon Conditional Reasoning Test"), but there was wide variation among age demonstrated mastery of basic principles of conditional logic. Thus, although out methods were not effective in the teaching of conditional logic to young children, many have somehow learned it anyway. In the control group significant relationships between conditional logic ability and verbal intelligence (.6) and socioeconomic status (.4) were found. No significant relationship between conditional logic ability and sex was discernable. (Author)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture at Cornell Univ.