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ERIC Number: ED140947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Acquisition of Conservation in Ghanaian Children.
Armah, Kwaku; Arnold, Marjorie
This study investigates the relationship between Ghanaian children's acquisition of conservation and their age, parental profession and schooling or lack of schooling. Subjects were 120 females, 40 in each of three age groups (6-7, 8-9 and 10-11 years). Half of the subjects in each group had parents in traditional African professions such as pottery making and half in non-traditional professions. Subjects were given two Piagetian tasks (quantity and amount). Major findings indicated that conservation was related to age, task and parental profession but not to schooling except where it seemed to interfere with the experiences of the traditional professional group. Subjects who were older and from the traditional parental profession group scored highest and the quantity task was the easier one. Ghanaian subjects conserved at the same ages as western subjects. (MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Ghana