ERIC Number: ED128079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Review and Index to Research on Modeling and Imitation Relevant to the Development and Education of Children.
Zimmerman, Barry J.
This document presents a detailed review and index of post-1960 modeling-imitation research relevant to the development and education of children. Each research study is described in terms of purpose, independent and dependent variables, task and procedures, model and subject characteristics, materials and results. In addition, an overall model is used to cross-index studies on several of these dimensions and to provide a visual summary of the focus and direction of research on modeling. It is observed that two topics which are extremely important to educators when considering research results have been heretofore unreviewed: characteristics of the child (e.g. age, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity) and conceptual characteristics of the learning task. The importance of recent studies on imitative learning of rule-governed behavior is also noted. (MS)
Descriptors: Adults, Affective Behavior, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Ethnic Groups, Feedback, Imitation, Infants, Language Acquisition, Learning, Literature Reviews, Models, Motor Development, Observational Learning, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Race, Reinforcement, Research, Sex (Characteristics), Socioeconomic Status
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Coordination Center for Early Childhood Education, St. Ann, MO.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Arizona Center for Educational Research and Development.