ERIC Number: ED348159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Cognitive Development in the Southern African Context. Papers of a Seminar on Cognitive Development (Pretoria, South Africa, November 1, 1990). [Occasional Paper Nr. 50.]
van Niekerk, Hetta, Comp.
This book is a compilation of papers presented at a seminar on cognitive development in South Africa and one additional paper. The papers were intended to stimulate research and stress the need for program evaluations. Papers concerned: (1) an initiative to improve black primary school teachers' English language, thinking, and teaching skills, and primary school students' English language and thinking skills; (2) the evaluation of a program to improve students' English language skills; (3) a model for improving the thinking skills of economically disadvantaged students and enhancing their accessibility to various academic disciplines; (4) efforts to assist black university students who are considered underprepared for university studies; (5) a study that examined the effects of ethnicity, degree of urbanization, and geographic location on children's social interaction and language usage in the year before they enter school; (6) a project to improve teachers' ability to teach thinking skills; (7) projects that apply Feuerstein's instrumental enrichment program to the needs of teachers in training and of disadvantaged students in enrichment programs; and (8) a teacher orientation and training program that emphasizes the teachers' awareness of students' active involvement in the learning process. Reference lists are provided with individual papers. (BC)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cognitive Development, College Students, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Skills, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Teacher Education, Thinking Skills
Human Sciences Research Council, Private Bag X41, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers: Instrumental Enrichment; South Africa