ERIC Number: ED124103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Sesame Street On Children's First School Experiences.
Bogatz, Gerry Ann; Ball, Samuel
As a followup to a previous evaluation, a study to determine the effect of Sesame Street viewing on school readiness was conducted using a group of 99 three-, four-, and five-year-olds from a low income neighborhood in Los Angeles. Subjects were randomly assigned to groups which were either encouraged to watch the program or to maintain their normal viewing habits. Pre- and posttests of the subjects showed that after one year the subjects encouraged to watch. Sesame Street showed slightly accelerated achievement, but not at a significant level. A parent questionnaire and interview which accompanied the viewing test revealed that the difference in viewing time between the two groups was less than in previous years. Teacher evaluation of the students showed that the Sesame Street viewers performed well on school readiness factors. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)