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Is the Young Child Egocentric or Sociocentric?


by Patrick C. Lee 1989

Two antithetical views of the sense-making potential of young children are explored: the Piagetian egocentric view and the sociocentric view. The article suggests that empirical research demonstrates socially construed perspective-taking tasks do not show the young child to be egocentric, but sociocentric. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 90 Number 3, 1989, p. 375-391
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 473, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 4:19:58 AM

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    Teachers College, Columbia University

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