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Piaget for First-Grade Teachers: Written Exercises for Assessing Intellectual Development

Campbell, Joel T.; Helmick, John S.; Tanaka, Masako N.
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ETS Research Memorandum
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New York City Board of Education, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Tests, Elementary Education, First Grade Children, Intellectual Development, Piaget, Jean, Visual Measures


The purpose of this paper is to report on the development of paper-and-pencil tasks designed for the New York City Board of Education, called, "Piaget for First-Grade Teachers: A Guide for Understanding Intellectual Development" (RM-66-09). Written exercise materials were designed for both instruction and evaluation in six areas: Shapes and Forms; Spatial Relations; Time Concepts; Communication Skills; Mathematical Understanding; and Logical Reasoning. Each area's materials included five exercises. A brief description of the types of items in each area is included and samples are attached. Some of the items represent attempts to translate into pencil-and-paper form tasks investigated by Piaget to study development of cognitive skills and behaviors.

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