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ERIC Number: ED039949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 25
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Developmental Norms of Children Aged 2 1/2-5 Years: A Pilot Study.
Muralidharan, Rajalakshmi
Indian Educational Review, v4 n1 p67-91 Jan 1969
The purpose of this pilot study, aside from collection of developmental data on 38 nursery school children aged 2 1/2 to 5 years, was (1) to develop, modify and adapt the testing equipment used in Gesell's Developmental Schedule, in the field of motor, adaptive, language, and personal-social development; (2) to develop elaborate, exhaustive, observational record blanks for all the tests included in the study to ensure objectivity in observations; and (3) to develop standard procedures for administering different tests in order to maintain uniformity in the testing done by different field workers. Adaptive development, or abilities developed without specific training, was measured by tests of cube play, form discrimination, drawing, number concept, immediate memory, and comparative judgment. The Action Agent Test, Comprehension Test, and tests of the concepts of name, age, address, and time were used to measure language development. Subjects were required to throw a ball, stand on one foot, thread beads, and do similar tasks to test motor development. Finally, personal-social development was measured in a structured interview schedule. The objectives of the study were accomplished. (MH)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education, New Delhi (India).
Identifiers - Location: India