ERIC Number: ED238592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Theories of Piaget and Vygotsky concerning the Relationship between Thought and Language.
Williams, Connie K.
Differences in the theories of Piaget and Vygotsky concerning the relationship between thought and language are briefly described. Basically, Piaget's position is summarized as follows: the child's use of language is determined by the developmental level of his or her cognitive structures. Vygotsky's position is also summarized: operative thought in the child is closely integrated with linguistic experience and does in fact depend on language for its development. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Piagetian Theory; Vygotsky (Lev S)