, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 131–136 | Cite as

Prose-relevant pictures and older learners’ recall of written prose

  • Gary J. Anglin


Research examining the contribution of pictures to young children’s recall of prose materials suggests that pictures can be used to facilitate the recall of information presented in prose passages. Can the positive effects found with young children be extended to older learners? If picture effects are present, are they durable over time? Data collected from two experiments conducted with college students provide evidence for an affirmative answer to both questions.


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© Association for Educational Communications and Technology 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary J. Anglin
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  1. 1.Curriculum and Instruction, College of EducationUniversity of KentuckyLexington

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