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ERIC Number: ED153728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 10
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Children Have to Learn to Remember Successfully.
Lange, Garrett
This paper discusses the memory abilities of children during the preschool and elementary school years, and states that successful remembering does not come naturally to children. Techniques parents and teachers can use to help children improve recall memory skills are described. Differences between recognition memory and recall memory are discussed and it is suggested that the forgetfulness of young children is due to their inability to recall rather than to their failure to recognize. Children's recall failures are attributed to their lack of planning and preparation for memory. Signs of memory planfulness are said to appear by age 7 or 8, and these signs are reinforced by school related expectations and demands. Requiring children to sort materials into appropriate groupings and ask meaningful questions about the things they study are cited as ways to improve children's recall memory. (CM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Chicago, Illinois, November 10-13, 1977)