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ERIC Number: ED122809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Does Sesame Street Teach?
Miller, Jack; Skvarcius, Rom
In 1969-70, the research department of the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) established research sites in day care centers to provide feedback to the CTW staff and to conduct a controlled study of the educational benefits derived from viewing the program "Sesame Street." A randomized sample of 200 preschool students was given an extensive battery of pretests and then divided into subsamples of viewers and nonviewers. After the first three months of viewing in the fall of 1969, the students were retested. The results consistently favored the students who had been watching "Sesame Street." The appendixes of this report provide a detailed summary of the pre- and posttest results, including subsamples according to sex, ethnicity, and age. (EMH)
Descriptors: Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Educational Television, Formative Evaluation, Intelligence Differences, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Learning, Primary Education, Public Television, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Tables (Data), Television Research, Television Viewing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.