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Zhang, Kunkun; Djonov, Emilia; Torr, Jane – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
"Bookaboo" is a television programme aiming to promote literacy and reading among young children. In each episode, a celebrity reads a book to Bookaboo, a dog who plays the drums in a rock band, in order to help him overcome stage fright. Using the episode featuring the picture book (Cowell and Layton in "That Rabbit Belongs to…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Childrens Television, Young Children, Emergent Literacy
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Yaseen, Mohammad Bani; Alqadi, Haitham Mamdouh; Al-Barri, Qassim; Yaseen, Omar Bani – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of televised children programs in the linguistic development of kindergarten children from the viewpoint of teachers. To achieve this, the researchers prepared the study instrument which is represented in a thirty-part questionnaire that was distributed to the study sample. The teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Television Viewing, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Moland, Naomi A. – Comparative Education Review, 2015
While scholars argue that "multicultural education" initiatives are rooted in liberal Western ideals, such projects are increasingly being exported to non-Western countries with significantly different sociohistorical contexts. This article examines the adaptation of multicultural education on the Nigerian version of "Sesame…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Educational Television, Childrens Television
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Cumming, Tamara; Sumsion, Jennifer – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
A growing body of research suggests that a range of "hidden" or "less tangible" aspects of early childhood practice play an important part in early childhood practice. The purpose of this article is to contribute to this existing research literature by identifying some of the complex ways that less tangible aspects…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Educational Practices, Childrens Television
Sandhu, Devendar – Online Submission, 2014
"The problem with our society is that our values aren't in the right place. There's an awful lot of bleeding and naked bodies on prime-time networks, but not nearly enough cable television on public programming." --Bauvard, Evergreens Are Prudish Technology has expanded the availability of information through various routes, such as,…
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Television Viewing, Children, Parents
Jolly, Jennifer L.; Robinson, Ann – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
In classic Western movies, the good guy could be frequently identified by his trademark white Stetson hat, whereas the bad guy always wore black. James J. Gallagher wore many hats during his career that spanned over six decades; he too would be known as the "man in the white hat,"--trusted to do the right thing. From 1967 to 1970,…
Descriptors: Public Officials, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Special Education
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Bond, Bradley J. – Early Education and Development, 2013
Research Findings: Media representations of physical disability can influence the attitudes of child audiences. In the current study, the depiction of physical disability was analyzed in more than 400 episodes of children's television programming to better understand how media depict physical disability to children and, in turn, how exposure may…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Content Analysis, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Childrens Television
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Mares, Marie-Louise; Pan, Zhongdang – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2013
"Sesame Street" is broadcast to millions of children globally, including in some of the world's poorest regions. This meta-analysis examines the effects of children's exposure to international co-productions of "Sesame Street", synthesizing the results of 24 studies, conducted with over 10,000 children in 15 countries. The results indicated…
Descriptors: Programming (Broadcast), Income, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Claxton, Laura J.; Ponto, Katelyn C. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2013
Children's television programming frequently uses interactive characters that appear to directly engage the viewers. These characters encourage children to answer questions and perform actions to help the characters solve problems in the televised world. Children readily engage in these interactions; however, it is unclear why they do so. To…
Descriptors: Computers, Interaction, Programming (Broadcast), Childrens Television
Pinkham, Ashley M., Ed.; Kaefer, Tanya, Ed.; Neuman, Susan B., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2012
Synthesizing cutting-edge research from multiple disciplines, this book explores how young children acquire knowledge in the "real world" and describes practical applications for early childhood classrooms. The breadth and depth of a child's knowledge base are important predictors of later literacy development and academic achievement. Leading…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Play, Picture Books, Literacy
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Whitin, David J.; Whitin, Phyllis – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2012
Because fractions and percentages can be difficult for children to grasp, connecting them whenever possible is beneficial. Linking them can foster representational fluency as children simultaneously see the part-whole relationship expressed numerically (as a fraction and as a percentage) and visually (as a pie chart). NCTM advocates these…
Descriptors: Advertising, Numbers, Charts, Programming (Broadcast)
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Harrison, Cathie Anne; van Vliet, Helen Elizabeth; Anderson, Tracy – Educational Psychology, 2012
Australian "Play School" is a children's television programme developed in collaboration with early childhood educators. It is screened free to air across Australia. Two hundred and twenty-four adult carers of young children aged 1-8 years completed an online survey via a link on the "Play School" website. The survey addressed…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Foreign Countries, Play, Childrens Television
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de Block, Liesbeth – International Journal of Educational Development, 2012
This article discusses audience responses to a children's soap opera produced and broadcast in Kenya. It examines the evaluation process in relation to qualitative audience research within Cultural Studies. It challenges an Entertainment-Education model of media as vehicles for messages and links strongly with Communication for Social Change…
Descriptors: Drama, Childrens Television, Democracy, Evaluation
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Harrison, Cathie – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This paper provides an overview of one aspect of a research project to investigate the contribution of the television program "Play School" to the health and wellbeing of young Australian children. The research question for this aspect of the study was: How do young children respond to the various elements and segments of "Play…
Descriptors: Well Being, Television, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Evans, Cortney A.; Jordan, Amy B.; Horner, Jennifer – Journal of Family Issues, 2011
This study examines parents' and children's reaction to the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation to limit children's television (TV) viewing to 2 hours a day or less. To better understand the challenges faced by parents who would seek to adhere to the guidelines, we conducted qualitative small group interviews with 60 parent/child dyads…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Siblings, Educational Opportunities, Childrens Television
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