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"G" is for growing : thirty years of research on children and Sesame Street
Fisch, Shalom M.
Publication Information:
Mahwah, N.J. : Erlbaum, 2001.
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xxi, 271 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Beginnings of Sesame Street research / Edward L. Palmer with Shalom M. Fisch -- Creation and evolution of the Sesame Street curriculum / Gerald S. Lesser and Joel Schneider -- Formative research revealed : methodological and process issues in formative research / Shalom M. Fisch and Lewis Bernstein -- Varied role of formative research : case studies from 30 years / Rosemarie T. Truglio ... [et al.] -- Review of research on the educational and social impact of Sesame Street / Keith W. Mielke -- Early Window Project : Sesame Street prepares children for school / John C. Wright ... [et al.] -- Does Sesame Street enhance school readiness? Evidence from a national survey of children / Nicholas Zill -- Sesame Street viewers as adolescents : the recontact study / Aletha C. Huston ... [et al.] -- World of Sesame Street research / Charlotte F. Cole ... [et al.] -- Role of Sesame Street-based materials in child-care settings / William Yotive and Shalom M. Fisch -- Carrying Sesame Street into print : Sesame Street Magazine, Sesame Street Parents, and Sesame Street books / Renée Cherow-O'Leary -- Interactive technologies research at Children's Television Workshop / Glenda L. Revelle, Lisa Medoff, and Erik F. Strommen -- Why children learn from Sesame Street / Shalom M. Fisch and Rosemarie T. Truglio.

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This volume--a collection and synthesis of key research studies since the program's inception over three decades ago--serves as a marker of the significant role that Sesame Street plays in the education and socialization of young children. Editors Shalom M. Fisch and Rosemarie T. Truglio have included contributions from both academics and researchers directly associated with Sesame Street, creating a resource that describes the processes by which educational content and research are integrated into production, reviews major studies on the impact of Sesame Street on children, and examines the extension of Sesame Street into other cultures and media. In the course of this discussion, the volume also explores broader topics, including methodological issues in conducting media-based research with young children, the longitudinal impact of preschoolers' viewing of educational versus non-educational television, and crosscultural differences in the treatment of educational content.

As the first substantive book on Sesame Street research in more than two decades, "G" is for Growing provides insight into the research process that has informed the development of the program and offers valuable guidelines for the integration of research into future educational endeavors. Intended for readers in media studies, children and the media, developmental studies, and education, this work is an exceptional chronicle of the growth and processes behind what is arguably the most influential program in children's educational television.

Table of Contents

Joan Ganz CooneyRosemarie T. Truglio and Shalom M. FischEdward L. Palmer and Shalom M. FischGerald S. Lesser and Joel SchneiderShalom M. Fisch and Lewis BernsteinRosemarie T. Truglio and Valeria O. Lovelace and Ivelisse Segui and Susan ScheinerKeith W. MielkeJohn C. Wright and Aletha C. Huston and Ronda Scantlin and Jennifer KotlerNicholas ZillAletha C. Huston and Daniel R. Anderson and John C. Wright and Deborah L. Linebarger and Kelly L. SchmittCharlotte F. Cole and Beth A. Richman and Susan K. McCann BrowWilliam Yotive and Shalom M. FischRenee Cherow-O'LearyGlenda L. Revelle and Lisa Medoff and Erik F. StrommenShalom M. Fisch and Rosemarie T. TruglioDavid V. B. Britt
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Part I Integrating Research and Educational Content Into Production
1 The Beginnings of Sesame Street Researchp. 3
2 Creation and Evolution of the Sesame Street Curriculump. 25
3 Formative Research Revealed: Methodological and Process Issues in Formative Researchp. 39
4 The Varied Role of Formative Research: Case Studies From 30 Yearsp. 61
Part II Impact of Sesame Street
5 A Review of Research on the Educational and Social Impact of Sesame Streetp. 83
6 The Early Window Project: Sesame Street Prepares Children for Schoolp. 97
7 Does Sesame Street Enhance School Readiness?: Evidence From a National Survey of Childrenp. 115
8 Sesame Street Viewers as Adolescents: The Recontact Studyp. 131
Part III Extending Sesame Street: Other Settings, Other Media
9 The World of Sesame Street Researchp. 147
10 The Role of Sesame Street-Based Materials in Child-Care Settingsp. 181
11 Carrying Sesame Street Into Print: Sesame Street Magazine, Sesame Street Parents, and Sesame Street Booksp. 197
12 Interactive Technologies Research at Children's Television Workshopp. 215
Part IV Conclusion
13 Why Children Learn From Sesame Streetp. 233
Afterwordp. 245
About the Authorsp. 247
Author Indexp. 253
Subject Indexp. 259