ERIC Number: ED190132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Fire Education for Sesame Street: A Research Study on Mass Media Fire Education for Preschool Children.
Peel, Bettina; Schauble, Leona
This research paper discusses the messages and approaches being implemented in current television curricula for young children in the area of fire safety education, describes the process whereby the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) staff generated topics and approaches for inclusion in the model television curriculum, and lists the resources investigated by the staff. It discusses preschool children as television viewers and explains the consequent rationale used in adapting certain elements from current approaches, noting reasons why other elements are not feasible for television presentation to preschoolers. For those messages, topics, and approaches experimentally identified as part of the model curriculum, the study provides guidelines and cautions for television writers and producers, detailing specific segment ideas to illustrate those approaches which seem most feasible and interesting. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. National Fire Data Center.
Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.