ERIC Number: ED079894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Utilization of Sesame Street Materials with a Deaf Population. Final Report.
The final report on the preparation and utilization of Sesame Sesame Street materials explains the selection of appropriate segments and the educational results of use of the videotapes with 449 preschool and primary age deaf children. Seventeen teachers of the deaf are reported to have chosen relevant segments and suggested educational uses, necessary pre-teaching, and related activities and materials. The selected segments are explained to have been organized according to teaching objectives and modified for use by the deaf. Segments are said to be joined in 15 minute mini shows to perpetuate the quick pace of the original format and to provide continuity. Utilization of the package is reported to have involved five treatment groups with the following differential segment use: use of only "live" segments, use of only puppet and/or animal segments, use of only captioned segments, use of any or all segments, and use of none of the segments. A significant difference in pretest and posttest performance is reported in favor of the group which used any or all of the segments. (See EC 052 270 for a related document). (DB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo. Educational Research and Development Complex.