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ERIC Number: ED080210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 8
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The Acquisition of Conservation Through the Observation of Conserving Models.
Cook, Harold; Murray, Frank B.
The purpose of the present experiment was to investigate whether the effect of observing a peer who was conserving could facilitate subsequent acquisition and transfer of conservation ability in a nonconserving child. Eighty-two nonconserving first grade children acquired the ability to give conservation judgments and reasons on six conservation problems after they had had the opportunity to observe conserving children respond. The ability transferred to twelve different problems on the same and different concepts, and was retained and present after two weeks. The performance of conservers who observed nonconservers' performance was unaffected. (Author/ST)
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