ERIC Number: ED249977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Middle Childhood. Skills Essential to Learning Television Project: Working Paper.
A review of the literature of middle childhood was conducted to provide background information for instructional designers and scriptwriters from the Skills Essential to Learning Project, which develops television/film series and related print materials for different grade levels to enhance the teaching of thinking skills in the context of major curriculum areas. Emphasis was on the physical, intellectual, and social/moral characterstics (relating to rules, authority, judgment of right and wrong, truth and lies, and justice) of 9- and 10-year old children. Results indicate that physical development proceeds more or less automatically, children show much greater individual differences at any given age than adults, and girls generally mature earlier than boys. Intellectual development is characterized by the emergence of logical reasoning skills that children are able to apply to concrete situations. Socially and morally, these children typically have the ability to view a situation from another's perspective and are active participants in maintaining the social order. (LMM)
Descriptors: Intellectual Development, Intermediate Grades, Literature Reviews, Moral Development, Physical Development, Preadolescents, Research, Social Development, Student Characteristics
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($2.50 per copy).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.