ERIC Number: ED172950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Inconsistent Script Information on Children's Comprehension of Stories About Familiar Situations.
Pace, Ann Jaffe
This document reports the findings of a study of children's comprehension of stories containing inconsistent information. The subjects were 84 children in kindergarten and the second, fourth and sixth grades. Twelve subjects from each grade listened to two stories and twelve other subjects from grades 2, 4, and 6 read two stories. Each subject was presented with one story in which the information was consistent and one story in which it was not consistent. Significant grade differences in recognition of anomalous information were found among the subjects who listened to the stories, but not among those who read the stories. The recognition of the anomalous information was positively related to story comprehension for the sample as a whole. These findings are discussed in terms of recent theories of the role that children's prior knowledge of the world and of story situations may play in children's story comprehension. (BH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Inconsistency Recognition
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)