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ERIC Number: ED175056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
What Is Being Assumed?
Marksberry, Mary Lee
The development of the ability to identify unstated assumptions in arguments should begin in the kindergarten and elementary school if a high level of proficiency is eventually to be reached in sizing up assertions. A clear thinker needs to make sure that propositions are clear by making unstated assumptions explicit. Since children commonly use the behavior of adults to direct their own, parents and teachers should demonstrate both in and out of the classroom that they are using unstated assumptions in their thinking processes and decision making. (The paper includes sample adult/child dialogues that suggest ways adults can help children develop a familiarity with the process of identifying unstated assumptions.) (AEA)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Guide prepared at the University of Missouri, Kansas City