ERIC Number: ED184726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Children's Comprehension of Actions Depicted in Photographs.
Kose, Gary; And Others
Children three through six years of age were asked to imitate actions depicted in photographs to determine whether they could interpret information of action in photographs. Twenty children at each of four age levels, 3, 4, 5, and 6 years, were asked to imitate two photos, each showing a young child performing a physical action. Following this task, the children were asked to imitate a live model performing the same actions for purposes of comparison. Finally, subjects were asked to describe what they saw in the pictures. Results indicated that children significantly improve in their ability to imitate actions depicted in photographs as they grow older (from mean of .36 at age 3 to 1.86 at age 6 based on a maximum score of 2). There were no significant increases with age in scores for imitating the live model which were high to start with at 3 years of age. Accurate verbal identification of actions in the photographs was achieved by 52% of the 3-year-olds, compared to 94% of the 6-year-olds. (Author/SS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Southeastern Conference on Human Development (6th, Alexandria, VA, April 17-19, 1980).