ERIC Number: ED055676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-27
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The Sesame Mother Project. Final Report.
Filep, Robert T.; And Others
The main objective of the Sesame Mother Pilot Project was to increase the effectiveness of the television program with preschool children in densely populated, low-income, inner-city areas. Volunteer Mothers selected from the inner-city areas of Los Angeles and Chicago were trained to conduct viewing sessions in their own homes. Following the viewing of each program, the Sesame Mother directed activities to reinforce specific aspects of the program and relate the program to the children's experiences. Effectiveness tests (including cognitive and attitudinal measures) indicated that in most cases the Sesame Mother program improved children's skills and that more child involvement resulted in more improvement. Preschoolers for the project, recruited by each mother in her own neighborhood, were between 3 and 5 years old with little or no previous school experience. Parents' own evaluations showed that most parents thought the Sesame Mother program increased their children's learning skills as well as their attitudes. (Author/MK)
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Sponsor: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Development, El Segundo, CA.