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ERIC Number: ED080297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 94
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Assessment of Conservation of Two-Dimensional Space, Substance, Continuous Quantity, and Weight with Retarded and Average Children.
Boland, Sandra Kay
This investigation was an attempt to determine the best predictors of behavior, explanation, and composite scores for conservation of two-dimensional space, substance, continuous quantity and weight in non-retarded and retarded children. The subjects were 60 non-retarded children randomly selected from grades K-2 in one school, and 58 children from five special classes for the retarded from the same area ranging from primary through pre-vocational levels. The predictor variables were mental age, chronological age, socio-economic status, maturity, number of languages spoken, and sex; criterion variables were obtained by individual testing using tasks selected from the Concept Assessment Kit - Conservation. In the non-retarded group, the best predictors of conservation of continuous quantity and substance were chronological and mental age respectively. In the retarded group, mental age was the best predictor of conservation of continuous quantity. No other consistent and strong predictors were found. (MM)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado