ERIC Number: ED238541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Viewing "Sesame Street" on Learning Styles and Readiness of Primary Children.
Owens, Jane; Williams, Carolyn C.
A study was conducted to determine the relationship between learning styles and school readiness within two groups of 5- and 6-year-old primary school children. The first group was composed of 15 preschool children who watched an average of 5 hours of the television program "Sesame Street" per week; the second group consisted of 29 preschool children who did not watch the program. Twenty-five of the preschoolers were girls, and 29 were boys. Data were gathered through parents' reports of hours per week their child watched the program and through children's performance on the Learning Styles Inventory-Primary Version (LSI-P) and the Metropolitan Readiness Test (MRT). Two environmental elements of the LSI-P (light and design) and three readiness factors of the MRT (word meaning, matching, and alphabet) were significantly correlated with viewing "Sesame Street." Discriminant analysis revealed no significant overall differences between factors of readiness and elements of learning styles. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Sesame Street
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Nashville, TN, November 16-18, 1983).