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"G" is for Growing: Thirty Years of Research on Children and Sesame Street.


reviewed by Marguerite E. Malakoff 2002

coverTitle: "G" is for Growing: Thirty Years of Research on Children and Sesame Street.
Author(s): Shalom M. Fisch & Rosemarie T. Truglio (Editors)
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Mahwah, NJ
ISBN: 0805833951, Pages: 271, Year: 2000
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"G" is for Growing provides a broad overview of the role of evaluation research in the development of an educational television program and its evolution over time. The collection of chapters covers the development of Sesame Street, its impact, and its extension beyond the initial television program. The volume covers a topic in each of its three main sections: I. Integrating Research and Educational Content into Production; II. Impact of Sesame Street; III. Extending Sesame Street: Other Settings, Other Media. In addition, the editors have authored an introduction to the volume and a concluding chapter. With the exception of the chapters in the second section, most authors, including the editors, have current or former affiliations with the research division at Children's Television Workshop, the developer and producer of Sesame Street. The first and third sections focus quite specifically on the ways in which a television program was developed, evolved, and was extended beyond its initial medium and target audience. The chapters in the second section, authored by researchers... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 1, 2002, p. 48-53
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10789, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 3:28:44 AM

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  • Marguerite Malakoff
    Randolph-Macon College
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    Marguerite Malakoff is Associate Professor of Psychology at Randolph-Macon College. She has recently completed a Science Policy Fellowship at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, where she worked on issues pertaining to early education. She has carried out research in the area of at-risk children, drug-exposed children, and also in the area of bilingual development and language acquisition.
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