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ERIC Number: ED079680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 118
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The Relationship Between Conservation Abilities on Selected Piagetian Tasks and Reading Ability.
Hurta, Marilyn Jane
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the child's ability to conserve and reading ability. Two groups of 25 children, ages 7.0 to 8.5 were selected as subjects. One group of children was classified as reading disabled and the other as non-reading disabled. Each child was administered the Concept Assessment Kit-Conservation, a standardization of Piagetian tasks, and the Durrell Analysis of Reading Difficulty. The Concept Assessment Kit measured conservation of two-dimensional space, number, substance, continuous quantity, weight, discontinuous quantity, length, and area. Each child was classified according to his level of function and his stage of development on all tasks. Classification for the level of functioning was either conserver, non-conserver, or at the transitional level. A Chi-square value was calculated for each hypothesis formulated. The results supported the following conclusions: (1) the only significant differences which exist between children classified as reading disabled and non-reading disabled were found in the conservation of length on Task A and in the stage of development on all tasks administered; and (2) there appears to be a relationship between the child's level of functioning on specific conservation tasks and specific reading sub-tests of the Durrell Analysis. (Author/WR)
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