ERIC Number: ED122823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-20
Reference Count: N/A
The Responses of Children in Six Small Viewing Groups to Sesame Street Shows 261-274.
Reeves, Barbara Frengel
Observation of 6 small groups of children viewing Sesame Street for 14 consecutive days allowed researchers to do more than analyze reactions to individual program segments. It was possible to compare programs as a whole and to see how individual film segments fared when viewed in different program contexts. A high degree of consistency was observed from group to group. The children lost interest when a program spent too long on one subject. Once they were distracted, it took a fairly strong film to get them back. The children responded well to computer animation films. They responded positively to anything that allowed them to recite the alphabet, and tended to keep reciting the alphabet after it was over. Lists of sequences, characters, songs, and films that received good-to-excellent reactions from the children are included. (PF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.