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ERIC Number: ED184699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Formal and Informal Preschool Programs on Logical Concept Learning and Development: An Interim Report.
Lawton, Joseph T.; Ershler, Joan
Children aged 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years in three preschool programs were given a test battery consisting of classification, relations, and conservation tasks. One program (Ausubelian) was formal and two programs (Piagetian and Tradition) were informal. Posttest data for the first year of a three-year longitudinal study indicated significantly superior performance for the Ausubelian Program children on dichotomous sorting, spontaneous classification, class inclusion, serial ordering, additive seriation, and serial correspondence. There was little difference in performance between the Piagetian and Traditional Program groups. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: David P Ausubel; Piagetian Tasks; Piagetian Theory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980)