ERIC Number: ED042183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Learning and Cognitive Development: Representative Samples (Reading, Number Concepts, Writing) And Experimental Longitudinal Methods. Child Learning Project. Final Report.
Staats, Arthur W.; And Others
The monograph presents the findings of a decade long research project on the cognitive learning of children. Several other areas of general significance involved in the work are also treated. These include: (1) the importance of the work to the development of basic learning theory; (2) certain developments in methodology and in a philosophy of experimental methodology; (3) inclusion of theories of the aspects of cognitive development dealt with, e.g. Piaget; and (4) general implications for a conception of child development through learning. Recognition of the need to use the basic principles and methods of experimental psychology to study representative samples of human behavior led to the execution of the studies presented in the monograph. The four extensively described are: (1) Alphabet Reading; (2) Learning Reading Units and Classical Concept Formation; (3) Counting Learning and Counting Learning Mediated by Verbal Response Chains; and (4) Writing Learning, Imitation, and the Cognitive Learning Acceleration. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Head Start Research and Evaluation Center.