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ERIC Number: EJ808584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3973
Effects of an Educational Television Program on Preschoolers: Variability in Benefits
Baydar, Nazli; Kagitcibasi, Cigdem; Kuntay, Aylin C.; Goksen, Fatos
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, v29 n5 p349-360 Sep-Oct 2008
This study examined the cognitive effects of an educational early childhood television program in Turkey that was designed to enhance basic cognitive skills and socio-emotional development of 5-year-old children. The program targeted children with low socioeconomic status who had limited access to formal preschool education. The program was screened for a period of 13 weeks and was evaluated with an experimental design, with the addition of a natural observation group. Findings indicated that the program functioned as an early educational intervention for those children who had moderate exposure to it. Furthermore, compensatory effects were found, such that those children who had low levels of skills prior to the viewing of the program benefited more than their skilled peers. The policy implications are important for enhancing school readiness among children in socioeconomically deprived contexts. (Contains 3 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey