New PDF release: Children's Learning From Educational Television: Sesame

By Shalom M. Fisch

ISBN-10: 0805839356

ISBN-13: 9780805839357

ISBN-10: 1410610551

ISBN-13: 9781410610553

At its top, academic tv delivers little ones with huge, immense possibilities and will function a window to new studies, improve educational wisdom, improve attitudes and motivation, and nurture social talents. This quantity files the influence of academic tv in a number of topic parts and proposes mechanisms to provide an explanation for its results. Drawing from a large choice of analysis spanning numerous disciplines, writer Shalom M. Fisch analyzes the literature at the influence of academic assets. He makes a speciality of tv courses designed for kids instead of for adults, even supposing grownup literature is incorporated while it's rather proper. furthermore, a lot of the dialogue matters the consequences of unaided viewing by means of young children, instead of viewing within the context of adult-led follow-up actions. The position of parent-child co-viewing and matters correct to using tv in class or baby care additionally gets attention. This quantity is meant to make the disparate literature on academic television's impression extra obtainable, by means of bringing it jointly right into a centralized source. subsequently, the quantity attracts jointly empirical info at the effect of academic tv programs--both educational and prosocial--on kid's wisdom, abilities, attitudes, and behaviour. as well as its emphasis on confident results, this quantity addresses a spot within the present study literature concerning kid's studying from publicity to academic tv. Acknowledging that little theoretical paintings has been performed to provide an explanation for why or how those results happen, Fisch takes a step towards correcting this example by way of offering theoretical versions to discover facets of the psychological processing that underlies kid's studying from academic tv. With its distinct viewpoint on kid's academic tv and finished method of learning the subject, this quantity is needed examining for students, researchers, and scholars operating within the sector of youngsters and tv. It bargains an important insights to students in developmental psychology, kinfolk stories, academic psychology, and similar parts.

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The second component was a follow-up study that reexamined 283 of the children from the Season 1 study (Ball & Bogatz, 1970), about one half of whom had begun school in the interim. , verbal readiness, quantitative readiness, attitude toward school, relationship with peers), without knowing which ones had been Sesame Street viewers or were participating in the study. Results showed that, contrary to the claims of critics of Sesame Street, viewers were not bored, restless, or passive when they entered a formal classroom experience.

For example, consider a study that was conducted on the very first piece of animation produced for Sesame Street, which concerned the letter J. Tests of an early version of the segment were encouraging, but showed that children attended more to the animated characters in the segment than to the stationary letter itself, thus interfering with comprehension. To draw viewers’ attention back to the letter, the production team subsequently re-designed the segment so that the J itself would move via ani- SESAME STREET AND SCHOOL READINESS 19 mation (Lesser, 1974).

To answer these questions, we must turn to research on other television series for preschool children. To date, there has been little, if any, longitudinal research to assess the effects of preschool television series other than Sesame Street once children have entered school. However, research on several preschool series has revealed more immediate effects that, if sustained, also could contribute to later school readiness. OTHER PRESCHOOL SERIES AND SCHOOL READINESS 37 IMPACT ON SCHOOL READINESS Before examining the impact of educational television on “school readiness,” we must first define what we mean by the term.

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