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The construction of a group test of cognitive processes for use in education.
While there is increasing emphasis in education on the learning of intellectual processes, relatively little attention has been given to the rigorous assessment of these processes. An attempt was made to construct a ...
Township families and social change : a pilot study.
On-going research into township family life in Natal has pointed to the need to develop a conceptualisation of the family that is appropriate to local historical and material conditions. In particular, such a conceptualisation ...
An Investigation into the use of information-gathering strategies in the acquisition of language.
It is proposed that young children who already have some degree of linguistic ability will use various verbal information-gathering strategies to enhance that ability. Specifically, it is suggested that such children ...
A meta-analysis of the process of interpretation.
The present study is part of a larger project currently in progress, which addresses the interface between epistemology and method. The work of the philosophers Paul Ricoeur, Hans-Georg Gadamer and Jurgen Habermas constitute ...
An investigation into the classification abilities of South African Indian children.
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Childrens' justification of preference for other childrens' drawings.
The present study sought to establish the justifications of preference offered by children when evaluating other children's drawings. The sample consisted of seventy children, divided into seven age groups, of 6 to 12 ...
The Role of security of social identity in intergroup relations.
Using concepts derived from Social Identity theory, this study investigated the impact of status, perceived legitimacy/illegitimacy and perceived stabiliity/instability on intergroup bias in a real-life intergroup ...
The attribution of intention to the behaviour of infants and young children, by naive observers.
This thesis addresses itself to the problem of observing, interpreting and explaining ongoing behaviour in the natural environment. It maintains that the ,intention of the actor is the primary characteristic of behaviour ...
The life scripts and object relations of adolescents in families and in residential substitute care.
The aim of this research was to compare the quality of parent- child relationships and child development in a group of 20 adolescents (aged 13-17) who were raised in intact families of origin (Family Group: N1 = 20, x ...
Learning and development : an investigation of a neo-Piagetian theory of cognitive growth.
Within the framework of Pascual-Leone's Theory of Constructive Operators (TCO), 252 Zulu-speaking children in the 7-8 , 9-10 and 11-12 age-groups were tested four times on the FIT RAC 794, a measure of mental capacity or ...