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ERIC Number: ED126859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-24
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Research on Five Test Shows.
Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.
The first five experimental hour-long versions of "Sesame Street," a children's educational television program, were field tested during the summer of 1969. To provide formative information on the effectiveness of the show and to test the effectiveness of the evaluation instrument, small samples of disadvantaged and middle class four-year olds from New York City and Philadelphia were asked to view "Sesame Street" and then tested on recognition and classification of body parts, numbers, letters, and geometric forms. Results showed that: (1) children made positive gains; (2) gains depended on background characteristics; (3) visual attention was high; (4) certain production techniques increased interest; and (5) the tests proved acceptable. This report describes subjects, procedures, results, and interpretations; the appendixes provide graphical and tabular summaries. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.