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ERIC Number: ED139197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 13
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New Avenues of Teaching Resources--Sesame Street Programs for the Mentally Retarded Child.
Ardi, Dana B.
Evaluated with 173 mentally retarded (MR) children (4 to 12 years old), 45 day care program children (mean age 4.3 years), and 45 second graders were the Sesame Street "Play to Grow" materials designed to foster positive self-image of retarded children. During sample tape presentations, children's visual attention, verbal comments, and motoric behavior were recorded. Among findings were that attention of both MR and normal samples averaged from "high moderate" to "very attentive"; that MR children were more involved with their viewing; that children's comprehension of "Play to Grow" segments was excellent; and that although normal second graders were very aware of the differences in the way the MR children went about performing "Play to Grow" activities, bias and prejudice could not be detected. (A list of the program's values and a sample segment outline are provided.) (SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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