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ERIC Number: ED171542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of a Community College Education on the Cognitive Development of Students in Liberal Arts and Laboratory Technology Curricula: An Intervention Study.
Sherman, Alan
Determined was the effect of a community college education on cognitive development of 28 laboratory technology students and 29 liberal arts students. The students were pretested and posttested at the beginning and end of the year, respectively, in two areas of cognitive development: combinatorial logic and proportional logic. For the pretests, the cognitive levels of both groups of students were the same in both combinatorial and proportional tasks. For the posttests, the cognitive levels of both groups were the same for the combinatorial tasks but not for the proportional tasks. The science group did much better on the proportional tasks. Thus, it appears that although a community college education tends to focus on the achievement of specific skills related to a profession, cognitive development does occur. (BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Piaget (Jean)
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (52nd, Atlanta, Georgia, March 21-23, 1979); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document