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Childrens Interpretations of Cartoons

by Lawrence F. Shaffer - 1930

A group of social, political, and economic cartoons such as appear on the editorial pages of newspapers were interpreted by nearly three thousand public school pupils in grades four to twelve. The question asked was, "What does this cartoon mean?" The children wrote their answers, and these interpretations form the basis of a new attack on the nature and development of symbolic thinking and also provide data on the utility of cartoons as curriculum material.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 32 Number 3, 1930, p. 283-284
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 6429, Date Accessed: 1/29/2020 1:20:53 PM

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