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ERIC Number: EJ761730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
American and Chinese Children's Understanding of Basic Relational Concepts in Directions
Zhou, Zheng; Boehm, Ann E.
Psychology in the Schools, v41 n2 p261-272 Feb 2004
Two hundred first- and second-grade Chinese children's knowledge of basic relational concepts in following directions was assessed on the "Applications Booklet" of the "Boehm Test of Basic Concepts-Revised" (BTBC-R, 1986). Chinese children's performance was then compared with that of the standardization sample of the BTBC-R. Results indicated that both the American and Chinese children made significant improvements between the end of first and second grades, yet both American and Chinese children experienced difficulties on items such as following multiple-step directions. American children, but not Chinese children, had difficulties following directions involving the concepts of "right" and "left" in combination with other relational concepts, the quantity concept of "equal", and comparative and superlative features such as "farther" and "farthest." Language Differences in the Translation of the BTBC-R Application is appended. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Boehm Test of Basic Concepts