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Epstein's Brain Growth Theory as Related to Cognitive Level Matching [microform] / Roslin Williams Dixon
Bib ID 5507101
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Dixon, Roslin Williams
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
11 p. 
Summary

This paper examines the theories of Herman T. Epstein, who has suggested that there may be a correlation between Piaget's stages of intellectual development and the brain growth stages. Epstein's research has indicated that the human brain grows in spurts rather than in simple linear increments across time. Of special significance to educators is the period in a child's development between the ages of 12 and 14. It is hypothesized that these middle school years correspond with a plateau of brain growth during which it is more difficult to initiate novel intellectual information. This period, when the child is developing new and different roles with the same and opposite sex, should be a time of consolidating and reviewing information and developing thinking skills, rather than introducing new concepts. Implications for curriculum development and teacher training are briefly discussed. (JD)

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Brain.  |  Child Development.  |  Cognitive Development.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Intellectual Development.  |  Intermediate Grades.  |  Junior High Schools.  |  Learning Processes.  |  Developmental Patterns  |  Epstein (Herman T)
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