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Precursors of Reading: Pattern Drawing and Picture Comprehension

  • S. Farnham-Diggory
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)

Abstract

I would like to acknowledge Dr. Siegler’s elegant demonstration of the first point I would like to make — that readiness is not magic. There are always going to be mechanisms — some particular things that a child must do in order to succeed on a task. Dr. Siegler has shown how a task involving the balance beam can be analyzed, in order to pinpoint certain mechanisms. I am going to be analyzing two other tasks which — like the balance beam — are typically found in kindergartens: pattern drawing, and picture comprehension.

Keywords

Decision Time Picture Comprehension Kindergarten Child Vacuum Cleaner Balance Beam 
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References

  1. Farnham-Diggory, S. Cognitive processes in education. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.Google Scholar
  2. Piaget, J., & Inhelder, B. The child’s conception of space. New York: Norton & Co., 1967.Google Scholar
  3. Piaget, J., & Inhelder, B. Mental imagery in the child. New York: Basic Books, 1971.Google Scholar
  4. Woodworth, R. S. The accuracy of voluntary movement. Psychological Review, 1899, Whole No. 13.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Farnham-Diggory
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DelawareNewarkUSA

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