Accession Number:

AD0684516

Title:

CHILDREN'S CONCEPTS OF NATIONALITY: A CRITICAL STUDY OF PIAGET'S STAGES,

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Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE GLASGOW (SCOTLAND)

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Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A replication of Piagets study of the development of concepts relating to country and nationality was attempted with 144 Glasgow children aged 6 to 11. Piagets stages proved inapplicable, partly owing to ambiguity of criteria and partly for substantive reasons. The latter were a the invalid assumption that development proceeds necessarily from comprehension of spatial tacitly equated with geographical relations to that of nationality ones b Piagets mistaken view that failure to handle nationality relations is primarily due to inability to make logical class inclusions before the ages 10 to 11. The nature of nationality as a logical class, with its ill-defined boundaries, is likely to be responsible for errors and confusions with other categories, especially language. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE