ERIC Number: ED081511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Development of Operational Thinking in Primary School Children: An Examination of Some Aspects of Piaget's Theory Among the Iteso Children of Uganda.
This study investigated: (1) the level of thinking of the Iteso Primary School children in Uganda; and (2) whether abilities involved in the Piagetian tasks of conservation, classification, and seriation develop at the same rate. The subjects, ages 6 to 13 (the period of the 7-year African primary school) were interviewed in their own language and were tested with materials native to their area. This approach yielded results that were more representative of the children's thinking than have been obtained in other cross-cultural studies. The results generally support the Piagetian theory of development. It is suggested that further research into all aspects of child thought should be conducted. (ST)
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Development, Conservation (Concept), Environmental Influences, Foreign Culture, Logical Thinking, Middle Schools, Primary Education, Rural Youth, Serial Ordering, Sex Differences
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 ($3.95, paper)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Uganda