ERIC Number: ED095892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-16
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Television Workshop. Progress Report.
Cooney, Joan Ganz
During the third quarter of 1973 (July through September) the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) evaluated old material and planned new programing. The fourth season of Sesame Street and the second season of The Electric Company were rerun through the summer by most of the public and commercial television stations that carried the shows throughout the school year. A nationwide research study indicated that The Electric Company, now in its second season, is watched by 3.5 million in school, an increase of more than half a million viewers over the first season. Another three million watch the program at home. Research indicated that the series meets its reading instruction objective. No general changes in the curriculum for The Electric Company are planned, but there will be some changes in emphasis. Sesame Street's new programing will give fuller treatment in the bilingual/bicultural area as well as in the area of emotions and feelings. Because of reduction in funding from public sources, new funding sources and investments are being explored. (Author/WCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.