ERIC Number: EJ543840
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Assessing Knowledge Conveyed in Gesture: Do Teachers Have the Upper Hand?
Alibali, Martha Wagner; And Others
Journal of Educational Psychology, v89 n1 p183-93 Mar 1997
Whether the information children express only in gesture can be understood by adults not trained in gesture coding was studied with 20 teachers and 20 undergraduates who saw vignettes of 12 children explaining solutions to equations. Both teachers and undergraduates frequently understood strategies children had not expressed in speech. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
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Note: Research supported by Grant R01 HD 18617 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and a grant from the Spencer Foundation. Portions of the research were presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Indianapolis, IN, 1995).