ERIC Number: ED122816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-30
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Co-Viewing Teachers' Sanctions Upon the Modeling of Televised Cooperation: A Pilot Study. Interim Report.
Will, Edward E.
Research has shown that prosocial behavior can be encouraged in an educational setting through social reinforcement and appropriate role modeling. To test the combined effect of media presentations and teacher behavior to promote cooperative behavior in preschool students, 34 children were divided into four groups, each of which was given one of four different treatments. Each group viewed three videotapes which encouraged cooperation, and three of the groups were subsequently subjected to varying degrees of teacher sanctions which reinforced the content of the films. Each group was pre- and posttested for cooperative behavior. The unexpectedly small final sample prohibited any confident conclusions. Tabular data and suggestions for improved research design are included. (EMH)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attitude Change, Behavior Chaining, Behavior Change, Cooperation, Educational Research, Low Income Groups, Preschool Children, Primary Education, Prosocial Behavior, Role Models, Social Reinforcement, Student Teacher Relationship, Tables (Data), Television, Television Research, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.
Note: Supplement to paper presented at Meeting of the Research Staff of the Children's Television Workshop (New York, New York, July 30, 1975) Reproduced from best copy available