"G" is for Growing: Thirty Years of Research on Children and Sesame Street.reviewed by Marguerite E. Malakoff — 2002
"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
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.) Title:
"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, NJISBN:
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- Marguerite Malakoff
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.