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The Search for a Distinctly Piagetian Contribution to Education. Theoretical Paper No. 50 [microform] / Frank H. Hooper and John D. De Frain
Bib ID 5284306
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Hooper, Frank H
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1974 
38 p. 

Attempts to apply Piagetian theory and research to educational settings are reviewed and evaluated. The fundamental assumptions of Piagetian theory are briefly summarized and the educational philosophy of Piaget is presented. Five representative early childhood education programs (as designed by Lavatelli, Weikart, Kamii, and DeVries, Furth and Wachs, and Bingham-Newman and Saunders) are described and related. Current criticisms of Piagetian theory and associated educational recommendations are reviewed and it is concluded that adopting a genuine Piagetian perspective conveys mixed blessings upon the aspirant educational innovator. The major valid principles which may be derived from the Piagetian system include: (1) an awareness of intellectual product/process distinctions, (2) a recognition of the crucial role of play activities, social interaction, and associated peer group processes, and (3) the essential stipulation of self-initiated active involvement as the primary determinant of intellectual development. The third principle provides the fundamental continuity between Piaget's views and the numerous open classroom and self-discovery learning approaches to educational innovation. (Author/CS)


Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: NE-C-00-3-0065.

ERIC Note: Report from the Project on Conditions of School Learning and Instructional Strategies.

Educational level discussed: Early Childhood Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Comparative Analysis.  |  Developmental Psychology.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Educational Theories.  |  Intervention.  |  Logical Thinking.  |  Models.  |  Preschool Curriculum.  |  Program Descriptions.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Piaget(Jean)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors De Frain, John D., author  |  Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning
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