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ERIC Number: ED430680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 11
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Monsters, Bananas and Seaweed: Active Participation and Young Children's Understanding of False Belief.
Szarkowicz, Diane Louise
This study investigated the effect of active participation in a story reading on children's understanding of false belief. Children, ages 38-63 months, were assigned to a participation or non-participation group. Participating children engaged in a book-reading process using puppets to respond to the story. Non-participating children were read the same story. All children completed the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised to measure receptive language ability, and a traditional false-belief task. Results showed that age did not significantly affect the narrative task, but both verbal ability and type of participation were important. More children in the participation group than in the non-participation group demonstrated an understanding of false belief in the narrative task. (Author/JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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