A quasi-experiment examining the impact of educational cartoons on Tanzanian children

Resource type
Journal Article
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Title
A quasi-experiment examining the impact of educational cartoons on Tanzanian children
Abstract
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 baseline skills in the assessed follow up outcome, exposure to Akili and Me significantly improved drawing skills, shape knowledge, number recognition, counting, and English skills. Young and vulnerable children can benefit from a locally-produced educational program. Media interventions should be encouraged as they effectively and efficiently alter school readiness.
Publication
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Volume
54
Pages
53-59
Date
January 1, 2018
Journal Abbr
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Language
en
ISSN
0193-3973
Accessed
25/03/2020, 13:34
Library Catalog
ScienceDirect
Extra
shortDOI: 10/gczvxt
Citation
Borzekowski, D. L. G. (2018). A quasi-experiment examining the impact of educational cartoons on Tanzanian children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 54, 53–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2017.11.007