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ERIC Number: ED076430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 27
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The Effectiveness of Cue Fading in Teaching Kindergarten Children to Serial Order.
Schafer, Larry E.
Fifteen kindergarten children, who began the study with Piaget's stage II seriation capabilities (they could serial order sticks but could not insert a number of sticks into an already ordered set), were individually given 30 minutes of seriation training on three consecutive days. Cue fading and the manipulation of discrimination levels were used in the training to help the children meet successive performance criteria leading to the acquisition of stage III criteria of both ordering sets and inserting objects into an already-ordered set. Posttests, each consisting of a near and far transfer measure, were given approximately 1, 8, and 132 days after training. Results showed that subjects acquired and retained the specific target capabilities of the training, but failed to transfer substantially those acquired capabilities to the performance of seriation tasks involving unfamiliar materials. (Author/DT)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (46th, Detroit, Michigan, March 1973)