ERIC Number: ED084025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Role-Taking and Representation in Children's Drawings.
This study examined the correlation between the egocentricity in childhood and the artist's consideration of the viewer's perspective. A method was devised to evaluate drawings made by 82 children between 5 and 7 years old, according to criteria of comprehensibility. Verbal and nonverbal behaviors accompanying the drawings performance were analyzed, along with responses to a post drawing performance question. The findings indicated that relatively incomprehensible drawings were more likely to have been drawn by children who did not consider the perspective of the viewer. (Author/SET)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.