ERIC Number: ED126863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
"Sesame Street" and "The Electirc Company": What Is Their Impact on Teaching Methods?
Cornthwaite, Eleanor; And Others
To study the impact of "Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company" on teaching methods in kindergarten through second grade, a questionnaire was designed and mailed to over 300 Washington, D.C., area teachers. Results taken from the 75 returned questionnaires indicated that a majority of teachers used television in their classrooms and that, in many cases, the use was condoned by principals and school boards. Many teachers supplemented programs with additional activities emphasizing the program content. Open-ended responses on the questionnaire mentioned that television programs made good use of entertainment and varied delivery mechanisms to maintain the interest of students. This report describes the survey methodology, and summarizes the results. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.