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Published in Educational Psychology Review 3:2 (1991), pp. 111–115. Copyright © Plenum Publishing Corporation (Springer Verlag). Used by permission.


Elbers* does an excellent job of integrating, analyzing, and extending recent theoretical and empirical work concerning the relation of learning and development. The purpose of this commentary is to challenge Elbers to address the difficult question of universal sequences in human development. In order to focus the issue, a specific sequence in the development of logical reasoning is proposed.