ERIC Number: ED069400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Identification of School-Related Objects as Perceived by Children on Primary School Levels.
Walker, William E.
Since the development of primary perceptual abilities in the child depends on a variety of factors that may differ distinctly in comparison with an adult, the present study purposed to discover a set of objects which the child himself relates with school, thus removing any adult bias created by this divergence in perceptual viewpoints. Results of the study, which used 405 students in selected classrooms, and which confirmed the hypotheses, indicated that: 1) A group of objects does exist which primary school children associate with school; 2) There are perceptual differences of the child and the adult, and there is need for evaluation of the adult-experimenter mode in selecting stimuli to be used in such studies; 3) There are differences between the lists precipitated by degree of common experience, complexities of the classroom, and differential skills; 4) Perceptions of objects as school-related tend to be more uniform at the more advanced levels; and 5) Race and sex significantly affect primary school age children's perceptions of objects as school-related. Appendices give examples of a child's drawings of his school and duplications of stimulus figures. (LH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Inst. on School Learning and Individual Differences.
Note: Paper presented to Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, April, 1972; Professional Paper 71-5