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ERIC Number: ED047801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-4
Reference Count: 0
The Acquisition of Conservation Through Social Interaction.
Murray, Frank B.
The purpose of this study was to determine if an effective conservation training procedure would be one in which a child was confronted with opposing points of view. Subjects were 108 children with a mean age of 6.7 years. In two experiments, a group of three children (generally one nonconserver and two conservers) was required to respond with one group answer to a series of standardized conservation problems. When tested again individually, all subjects made significant gains in conservation judgments and explanations on the same problems, on a parallel form of those problems, and on new problems. Nonconservers made the greatest gains. Conservation was found to be related to an analytical cognitive style in one study. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 4, 1971