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ERIC Number: ED104739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 47
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Education for Development: An Evaluation System. Piagetian Theory Applied to the Evaluation of Educational Outcomes and Processes.
Lengel, James G.
This paper outlines an evaluation system for elementary education based on cognitive and social development research. Piaget has defined certain core mental structures that develop in all humans in the same order. Both Piaget and Kohlberg have done work on the process of developmental change and the conditions necessary for optimal growth of the reasoning structure. From this work several objectives -- the determining of developmental stages, the facilitating of developmental growth, and the use of this information to enhance educational process -- are proposed for a cognitive-developmental evaluation system. Steps proposed include the specification of outcome objectives, the measurement of student performance based on developmental levels, and the observation and measurement of process objectives, that is, objectives that provide the opportunity for natural development to take place in the classroom. In an appendix sample tasks on conservation and logical relations are provided to typify the first steps and 81 process objectives with directions for using them in the classroom are provided for the last. Next, fitting other educational objectives in this cognitive developmental system and use of the evaluation by educators are discussed. Areas of needed research and of research under way are suggested as well a specific plan to test the measurement steps. (JH)
Publication Type: Books
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