ERIC Number: ED091196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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The Applicability of Piaget to Contemporary Curriculum Reform?
Kaufman, Barry A.; Konicek, Richard D.
The primary purpose of this paper was to present the distinction between the actual contributions of Piaget regarding epistemological questions and the manner in which these contributions have been interpreted to provide a basis for current educational curriculum reform. It is the contention of the authors that the Piagetian theory concerning the nature of knowledge and how man acquires knowledge has little applicability to contemporary American education. The authors critically examine Piaget's position with respect to the nature of knowledge and how man comes to know. As part of this examination, the author investigates the Piagetian methodology utilized to ascertain the development of logical thought process. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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