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ERIC Number: ED108748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 8
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The Role of Relational Concepts in the Acquisition of Conservation.
Walker, Alice A.
The purpose of the present study was to determine if a developmental sequence could be established for the appearance of conservation. A series of four dimensional tasks and a conservation task were administered to 25 kindergarten girls and 25 kindergarten boys. The dimensional tasks tested understanding of comparative and superlative terms along one and two dimensions and the ability to define the relevant dimension in a given situation. A scalogram analysis indicated the existence of a developmental sequence consisting of understanding relational terms along one dimension, defining the relevant dimension, coordinating relational terms along two dimensions, and conservation. The sequence was valid for girls, but was only a "quasi-scale" rather than a true sequence for boys due to more variability in the boys' response pattern. (ED)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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