ERIC Number: ED256521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Collaboration with Parents versus Peers.
Rogoff, Barbara; Radziszewska, Barbara
In this study, 32 9-year-olds worked with either their parent or a friend to plan routes to carry out errands; following this collaboration, the children carried out another version of the task independently. The study thus focused on (1) the effects on the individual's planning skills of having worked with an adult or with a peer and (2) the differences between individual and collaborative planning. Findings indicated that adult-child dyads planned their routes with significantly more explicit references to the strategies to be used in planning and to the definition and characteristics of the problem. Children who had collaborated with adults produced much more efficient plans than those who had worked with peers. Extent to which the dyad had determined sequences of moves predicted subsequent individual performance. It is concluded that the experience of planning with an adult enhances children's subsequent independent planning skills on a related task. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 25-28, 1985).