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The Sesame Effect

The Global Impact of the Longest Street in the World

Edited by SESAME WORKSHOP

Routledge – 2016 – 296 pages

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    978-1-13-880691-7
    October 1st 2015
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Description

Sesame Street's Muppet Diplomacy will describe the work of Sesame Workshop in the international sphere. The Workshop’s productions have shown television and other media are an effective way to teach important messages about how children from different cultures and communities live. Focusing on impact and evidence from research, the book will tell the stories behind the development of an international family of Muppets characters created for thirty indigenously produced adaptations of Sesame Street.

Each chapter will highlight the educational message of international co-productions and will present the cultural context of each project, giving readers a sense of the specific needs of children living in a given locale, as well as insights into the curricular foci and educational drivers of each project. The volume is written by educators, researchers, and production personnel who have worked on various projects for Sesame Workshop, offering detail on work across a range of curricular domains, all with the aim of elucidating lessons learned from research examining effectiveness.

Contents

1. Forward

2. Introduction and Orientation to Sesame Workshop

3. Elmo, Cookie, Bert, Ernie & Rosita in the United States

4. Haneen, Karem, Noah, Brosh & Khouka in the Middle East and Elsewhere

5. Kami in South Africa, Tanzania and Nigeria and Southern Africa

6. Tuk Tuki, Chamki, and others in South/Southeast Asia

7. Lola, Poncho and Garibaldo

8. Lily, Big Bird

9. The Future

Afterward

Name: The Sesame Effect: The Global Impact of the Longest Street in the World (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by SESAME WORKSHOP. Sesame Street's Muppet Diplomacy will describe the work of Sesame Workshop in the international sphere. The Workshop’s productions have shown television and other media are an effective way to teach important messages about how...
Categories: Children and the Media, Media Education, Education & Development, Development Communication, Media Effects, Early Childhood, Educational Psychology, Childhood and Adolescence