ERIC Number: ED039500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Psycho-Sociological Research into the Paths and Phases of Intellectual Maturation and the Desire for Knowledge (From Childhood throughout Life).
In reviewing the research of experimental psychology, genetic psychology, and psychopathology, the author finds the data show: (1) the extreme importance of the period between the third and sixth year when the Oedipus situation of the child is resolved and when he takes the first step in the use of reason; (2) the importantce of the latency period between the second stage of childhood and puberty which corresponds to the sublimations necessary for the intellectual tasks to be performed emotively; (3) the processes of conditioning which bring into play the instrumental means of knowledge and a system of motivations for knowledge; and (4) current teaching practices as they correspond to systems of values and not to "scientifically objective" data. Permanent education can succeed only when this data can be used to modify current childhood development practices. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Note: Studies in Permanent Education no.3/1968