ERIC Number: ED136913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Thinking and Reasoning Skills in Young Children.
Newman, Murray A.
Evaluation results are reported for the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory's Thinking and Reasoning Program, designed to develop analytic thinking and problem-solving skills in young children in multicultural classroom settings. Results are based on a pilot test of the program conducted during the 1974-75 school year. Mastery activities, constructed to serve as transfer tasks for several lesson sequences, were administered on a pre/post sequence basis to six kindergarten and three first-grade project classrooms and to three kindergarten and two first-grade comparison classrooms. Classrooms were ethnically mixed. Analyses of covariance demonstrated that both the kindergarten and first-grade project groups significantly outperformed their respective comparison groups in the analytic thinking areas of observing, causal reasoning, and flexibility. (Author/BF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)