ERIC Number: ED093357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-15
Children's Reactions to Segments of a Children's Television Series. Technical Report Number 34.
Cagno, Dick; Shively, Joe E.
An observational evaluation study was made to code 3-, 4-, and 5-year old children's responses and behavior to daily TV lessons. The AEL program, Around the Bend, used a format paced to permit children to respond to instructions. It included a number of different programing techniques (animation, film segments, visitors, art and crafts, animals, audio and perceptual discrimination material, puppets, models and 3-D objects, music, and stories). The key to providing interesting and appealing programing seems to be based upon variety and the use of short segments. Programs that rated high were those that contained a collection of programing techniques that were identified in the ten categories as generating high degrees of unelicited responses from children. (WCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.