By R. Murray Thomas
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To ask questions is to act above one's station, thereby challenging the statuses of both listener and speaker" (Pelissier, 1 9 9 1 , p. 8 7 ) . Asking a lot of questions is also considered unwise in the culture of Pukapuka atoll in the Southeastern Pacific, since status rivalry makes it inappropriate to ask questions and thereby to lose face through publicly acknowledging ignorance. S. Northwest may be regarded as "silent" and thus unintelligent by teachers in typical American schools because the habitual modes of organizing talk and interaction in the children's home life differ markedly from those of mainstream schools.
Piaget intially accounted for children's progress through the four stages by the internal maturation of their nervous system as governed by their genetic endowment. However, a host of studies conducted in different social settings have suggested that the nature of individuals' experiences within their family and community must play an important role in forming their intelligence as it is revealed in behavior. 34 Part I: Social-Psychological Processes A common form of reasoning addressed by Piagetian tasks is the syllogism, used to test a person's ability to draw inferences from a stated premise.
That's my last word. Those who saw can tell, and those who didn't see can't say anything! ") (Luria in Rogoff & Chavajay, 1995, p. 861) In effect, literate participants solved the syllogisms in the desired manner, but nonliterate ones typically refused to accept the major premise as true and thus protested that they could only judge what they had seen. In a similar research setting, Cole and his associates ( 1 9 7 1 ) changed the form of the problem so interviewees simply evaluated the truth of conclusions given by the experimenter on the basis of the premises.