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Effects of Encouraging Israeli Mothers to Co-Observe "Sesame Street" with Their Five-Year-Olds
Vol. 48, No. 3 (Sep., 1977), pp. 1146-1151
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1128378
Page Count: 6
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The study examined the effects on learning produced by encouraging Israeli mothers to co-observe "Sesame Street" with their 5-year-olds. 93 kindergarten children, about half lower and half middle class, were divided between mothers' encouraged and not encouraged conditions. Mothers' co-observation significantly affected the amount of time that lower-SES children watched the show, as well as their enjoyment of the program, producing in turn an effect on learning and significantly attenuating initial SES differences. Co-observation effects were not found in the middle-class group, except for field dependency performance where encouragement of mothers accentuated SES differences.
Child Development © 1977 Society for Research in Child Development