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ERIC Number: EJ802516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
The Effects of Bilingualism on Cognitive Development: A Case of Bilingual Children in Iran
Arefi, Marzieh; Alizadeh, Sona
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v34 p12-18 2008
In Urmia city, many children learn and speak their first language (either Azari or Kurdish) at home and study all of their courses in Farsi throughout their education. This bilingual quality of education needs to be researched to attain high quality educational practices. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of bilingualism on cognitive development. 135 primary bilingual and monolingual students in grades 1, 3, and 5 were tested. The data were collected through tests that rely on Piaget's theories. The major finding showed that increase in age predicted the cognitive development stages of children as hypothesized. It was also found that there are no signification differences between bilingual and monolingual groups on Piagetian tasks. (Contains 5 tables.)
Hacettepe University. Faculty of Education, Beytepe, Ankara 06800, Turkey. Tel: +90-312-2978583; Fax: +90-312-2992083; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 3; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran