ERIC Number: ED293734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Development of Sociomoral Discourse.
Berkowitz, Marvin W.; And Others
Over the past two decades, theorists and researchers in cognitive structural developmental psychology have begun to investigate the social processes that impact upon individual cognitive growth. Studies have focused on how interactional processes lead to cognitive development but not on how the interactional processes are formed. This paper presents: (1) a history of the literature on sociomoral discussion analysis; (2) a review of the studies in this field, including results from a cross-sectional, cross-cultural study; and (3) a preliminary model for the development of sociomoral discussion. This document suggests that educational goals include giving teachers and parents information about developmental transformations in children's communicative competencies and supporting interventional training for children. Six tables and two figures are appended, followed by a 50-item bibliography.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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