First Advisor

Mary Gordon

Term of Graduation

Spring 1974

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech: Speech and Hearing Sciences






Video tapes in education, Elementary language arts, Puppets in education, Puppet theater in education, Puppet plays in education



Physical Description

1 online resource (3, vi, 56 pages)


Educational television began in 1932 at the State University of Iowa. Until 1952, the potential of its contributions to education were not fully recognized. In 1952, however, the Federal Communication Commission created non-commercial television station. From that point in time, educational television has mushroomed.

This study tested the hypothesis: At least 80 percent of a given first grade population will respond accurately to the post-testing of a language concept, after the concept has been presented to them via a video tape playback using puppetry as the teaching method. In essence, the study was designed to determine whether or not an individualized concept could be presented to a specific population using the above methods and procedures. The student was also designed to determine whether a male-female difference existed in learning language concepts and whether there existed differences among socioeconomic levels.


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A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Speech: Emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology.

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