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Research has revealed that underrated children’s abilities due to nature of his tests that were sometimes hard to understand. He was not able to differentiate competence in children and their performance. Research shows that at an early age, children’s capabilities are more compared to what Piaget was able to outline in the theory. Using the text and peer-reviewed sources, provide empirical support that either supports or refutes Piaget’s perspective. Despite the success of Piaget’s theory in the understanding of children, it has come under criticism over time. A study carried out by Dasen shows that social and cultural setting influences on the development of a child (1994). He carried out research in the desert of Central Australia using Aboriginal children on water conservation ability. The study shows that the ability developed later in life (10 -13 years) as opposed to Piaget’s using the Swiss sample (Dasen, 1994).
HUMANISTIC THEORIES Research suggests that formal operational stage main fail to occur, therefore, questioning the true nature of the research. The age range presented within the stages is also not clear. About forty to sixty percent of students in college usually fail in tasks at formal operation[DKe79]. Other studies suggest that formal operation stage is attained by only one-third of the adult population (Dasen, 1994).
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