Abstract

The study was based on Piaget’s theory of Cognitive development and the main aim of the study was to find out if Piaget’s theory holds for Ghanaian early children. One hundred and eight (108) Early School children were randomly selected from three (3) public and two (3) private schools purposively selected from schools in the Winneba Municipality. The procedure used was mainly interview method using some of Piaget’s tasks to test for conservation of number. The 7-8 years old were identified to be conservers of number than the 3-6 years old. Generally, the results supported Piaget’s theory of cognitive development where the older children (7-8 years) performed better than the younger children (3-4 years; 5-6 years) at the number tasks. In conclusion, the results of this study agree with Piaget’s theory of Cognitive development that the concrete operational stage marks the development of conservation.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0096
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada