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ERIC Number: EJ987813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Australian "Play School": Viewing and Post-Viewing Behaviours in Young Children
Harrison, Cathie Anne; van Vliet, Helen Elizabeth; Anderson, Tracy
Educational Psychology, v32 n7 p835-859 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 child behaviours during and after viewing, and adult perceptions about which programme segments were most engaging to the child. "Play School" elicited a large number and variety of behavioural responses from children during and after viewing. The types of responses elicited suggest that viewing the programme may be beneficial for children's development and learning. Results were tempered by the age of the child and this, as well as the impact of carer attitudes and carer input during and after viewing, needs to be explored further before results are translated into recommendations for programming and optimal viewing strategies. (Contains 10 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: Australia