ERIC Number: ED046160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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A Research and Training Program in Selected Aspects of Lexical and Syntactic Development in the Mentally Retarded - The Development of Conservation in Children: A Review of Theory and Practice. Interim Report.
The author attempts to analyze and synthesize the literature on the development of conservation (Piaget) in children in order to aid its use as a routine assessment instrument of an important aspect of cognitive development. The nature of conservation, a review of the literature, task variables, and training variables are discussed. The author concludes that performance on a conservation task is a reliable tool for specifying the level or stage at which the child is functioning; and that it is suitable for further research purposes (obtaining a rank ordering among subjects in a sample based on one facet of their cognitive ability.) Document EC 031 245 discusses the research project conducted. (CD)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.