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ERIC Number: ED084139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 96
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The Relationship Between Selected Piagetian Tasks and Knowledge of the Content Areas in Fifth-Grade Children.
Phillips, John Durwood
Reported is a study of the relationship between ability to perform selected Piagetian tasks and achievement in various content areas. Sixty fifth-grade students were administered the Science Research Associates Achievement Series to assess grade-level category. Also, each child was administered one or more Piagetian tasks selected to determine whether he was a conserver of mass, weight, or volume. In order to determine the relationship of the pairs of factors, achievement-level category and level of intellectual development in each null hypothesis, a Chi-square value was computed. The null hypothesis was rejected at the .05 level of confidence. Findings included: (1) no statistical difference between performance of tasks and achievement in mathematics concepts, total mathematics, reading comprehension, reading vocabulary, and total reading; (2) significant difference at the .02 level between performance of Piagetian tasks and achievement in spelling; (3) significant difference at the .01 level in mathematics computation, social studies, science, language-arts usage, total language arts, and composite content areas; and (4) significant difference at the .001 level between performance on tasks and achievement in use of sources. It was concluded that the findings of the study generally supported Piaget's theory of developmental psychology. (Author/EB)
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