ERIC Number: ED185552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Jean Piaget's Theory of Equilibration Applied to Language Development.
Chavez, Luisa C.
This paper suggests that language study focus its attention more on the pedagogical needs of educators by offering them a more comprehensive dialectical and unifying theory of language development that could then present the process as a holistic endeavor instead of as a set of separate linguistic acquisitions. Specifically, it suggests the use and application of Jean Piaget's cognitive dialectic theory of development (equilibration theory) or a similar one, for general heuristic language development purposes and as a unifying theory for language development. The paper contains two major sections. The first offers a brief and general neo-Piagetian interpretation of equilibration theory that is still taking form. The second presents a particular interpretation of language development first from a dialectical viewpoint and then as a progressive equilibration. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Piaget (Jean)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Interdisciplinary UAP-USC Conference on Piagetian Theory and the Helping Professions (10th, Los Angeles, CA, February 1-2, 1980).