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ERIC Number: ED306546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Development of Causal Reasoning in Story Recall and Production.
Varnhagen, Connie K.
A study examined causal reasoning in the context of story recall and story production in young children. Subjects, 20 kindergarten and 20 first grade students matched according to I.Q. scores, parental demographics, and preschool experience, were read stories and asked to recall them and given the setting for a story and asked to complete it. The stories were analyzed for the nature of causal reasoning in them. Results indicated that no significant differences existed in the story recall of kindergarten and first grade students, but the structure of their recall shifts to the causally more important by the end of first grade. Results also indicated no evidence for change in causal reasoning with either group's story production task. (One table and three figures of data are included; and 11 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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