ERIC Number: ED035949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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An Explorational Study in Concept Clarity Using Farradanes's Nine Stage Model. Final Report.
Williamson, Leon E.
This study explores the possibility that a model developed by J.E.L. Farradane of London may aid in developing a teaching strategy founded upon some of what is known about conceptualization, and providing diagnostic procedures to apply in determining a frame within which to develop a prognosis to adhere to in directing specific concept development. A picture-and-word-description instrument, using twenty concepts ranging from first through sixth grade diffuculty, was individually administered to 318 students, randomly selected from a stratified population. Scalogram analysis indicated that "the public test of the formation of a concept" will not enable a teacher to determine whether a student has attained clarity of a given concept. The coefficient of reproductivity value for the suggested model is .83, acceptable for sustaining interest until additional data are obtained. Data tables and a descriptive copy of the instrument are included. (Author/CJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.; New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.