ERIC Number: ED179946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Sensitivity to What is Important in Prose. Technical Report No. 149.
Pichert, James W.
Two studies assessed third, fifth, and seventh grade children's sensitivity to relative importance in prose. Children rated importance similarly to adults when assigned perspectives from which to read. The children's ratings were not necessarily idiosyncratic: they agreed more with each other than with adults rating the same material. Developmental changes in the ratings of three information categories appeared. Both encoding and retrieval processes influenced children's memory, but they used perspective-specific retrieval strategies only when told to do so. (Author/TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.