Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Jean Piaget, in his studies of the cognitive development of children, did not address the applications of his theory to reading instruction. Recent research strongly indicates that Piaget's theory applies to education, and especially reading instruction. Reoccuring questions arise from the research: Must children pass through particular stages in which specific skills and operations are acquired before reading is possible and, Is it possible that beginning reading instruction, which now starts earlier in most schools (Robinson, Strickland, & Cullinan, 1977), may be premature for children who have not attained prerequisite cognitive skill levels? The literature review will answer these and other questions.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1981 Karen S. Jensen
Jensen, Karen S., "Implications of intervention studies in the training of Piagetian conservation tasks" (1981). Graduate Research Papers. 2627.