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ERIC Number: ED138243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
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Children's Television Workshop Quarterly Progress Report.
Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.
The quarterly report for the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) describes the major activities and accomplishments in production and research for the Sesame Street and Electric Company programs. In addition, activities in public affairs, personnel, budget, international broadcasts, CTW products, and community education services, including services to the mentally handicapped and disadvantaged, are described. A research study designed to examine children's comprehension of verbal humor in order to gauge their ability to deal with language as a thing-in-itself is included as Appendix I. Fourteen children in grades one to three were asked to retell and explain riddles based on linguistic ambiguities. Distinct stages in riddle comprehension were found, more related to reading ability than to age. Three factors involved in acquisition of this competence were identified: cognitive development, familiarity with riddles and riddle telling, and attention to the surface properties of language rather than literal interpretation. (DAG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Technology.
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.