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ERIC Number: ED089886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan-28
Pages: 12
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A Failure to Teach Very Young Children to Conserve Number.
Schenck, Betsy R.; Canaday, Helen
This document describes experimental attempts to teach young children the concepts of conservation of number. Subjects were 48 nursery school children who were divided into experimental and control groups. All children were individually pretested for conservation, after which the experimental group alone received two training sessions. The teaching procedures stressed practice with counting objects, one to one correspondence with objects, addition, subtraction, and the concepts "row", and "same". Both groups were posttested. No significant differences between groups due to the treatment procedure were found. Discussion focuses on Piaget's developmental theory, implications for early childhood education, and future research needs. (DP)
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