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A quasi-experiment examining the impact of educational cartoons on Tanzanian childrenBorzekowski, D. L. G. - 2018 - Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 54, 53–59
Educational media can positively impact young children; however, few studies have been conducted in developing countries. Researchers investigated the impact of an animated educational series, where participants were randomized to see Akili and Me versus other popular programs. In interviews with children, researchers assessed measures before and after four weeks of exposure. From Morogoro, Tanzania, 568 children (mean age - 4.8years) participated. Controlling for the child's sex, age, and...
The role of Kilimani Sesame in the healthy development of Tanzanian preschool childrenBorzekowski, D. L. G., & Macha, J. E. - 2010 - Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31(4), 298–305
Kilimani Sesame, a media intervention that employs print, radio, and television, was developed to entertain and educate preschool children in Tanzania. This study examined the effects of a six-week intervention delivering Kilimani Sesame material to 223 children in the rural district of Kisarawe and the city of Dar es Salaam. Results offer evidence that literacy and numeracy, social and emotional development, and health and hygiene significantly improved from baseline to post-intervention;...
The Impact of an Educational Media Intervention to Support Children’s Early Learning in RwandaBorzekowski, D., Lando, A. L., Olsen, S., & Giffen, L. - 2019 - International Journal of Early Childhood
Children in developing countries often lack sufficient support for early learning skills prior to beginning school. This research evaluates an educational media intervention using an animated cartoon program, Akili and Me. The program was originally created in Tanzania to teach early learning skills. This program was adapted in content and language use in this study in Rwanda. The two-week intervention involved primary school students (mean age = 7.1 years) who were randomized into two...
The impact of Galli Galli Sim Sim on Indian preschoolersBorzekowski, D. L. G., Singpurwalla, D., Mehrotra, D., & Howard, D. - 2019 - Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 64
While educational media can affect young children's development, rigorous studies rarely occur in low and middle income countries. Using an experimental design, researchers investigated the effect of an educational television series (Galli Galli Sim Sim (GGSS), the Indian version of Sesame Street) with 1340 children in 99 preschools in Lucknow, India. Boys and girls, ages three to seven and mostly from low income households, saw 30 min of television five days a week for twelve weeks, varying...