In mother's lap : microcomputers, mother's teaching behavior and young children's classification skills

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Daniel David Shade (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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J. Allen Watson

Abstract: Forty-one preschool children enrolled in a southeastern university enrichment program, 21 2-year-olds and 20 3-year-olds, were randomly assigned to two treatment groups: a microworld computer experience designed to teach the concept inside/outside and an ABC computer experience designed to drill the alphabet. Mothers assisted children in gaining computer competency. Mother/child dyads were videotaped during each 15-minute session for a total of one hour of treatment. Videotapes were coded and scored using the Wood and Middleton (1975) Assisted Problem-Solving Scale with interrater reliabilities consistently over .80. Children were administered a classification task at the end of treatment.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Computers and children
Computer-assisted instruction
Mother and child

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