Navigation Links
Sesame Street program improves development for children in Indonesia
Date:12/9/2010

Children exposed to Jalan Sesama, an Indonesian version of the children's television show Sesame Street, had improved educational skills and healthy development, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Over a 14-week period, the children who had the greatest exposure to Jalan Sesama improved significantly in literacy, mathematics, early cognitive skills, safety knowledge and social awareness, compared to those with no or low exposure to the program. The study is available online in advance of publication in the International Journal of Behavioral Development.

"I was amazed with how much television young children in Indonesia watch," said Dina L.G. Borzekowski, EdD, the study's lead author and associate professor in the Bloomberg School's Department of Health, Behavior and Society. She continued, "Mostly the shows children were seeing were of adult nature or dubbed episodes of Sponge Bob Squarepants and Scooby-Doo. In contrast, Jalan Sesama was created in Indonesia for Indonesian children. With this study, we present evidence that when a culturally and age-appropriate show is offered, it can change the lives of preschoolers. Our data show that 4, 5, and 6 year olds learned important and healthy messages."

Using a randomized experimental research study design, Borzekowski and co-author Holly K. Henry, a current doctoral student at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, examined the effect of a 14-week intervention on 160 children in Pandeglang District of Indonesia's Banten Province. The children, ranging in age from 3 to 6 years, were questioned on their knowledge and skills at the beginning and conclusion of the 14-week intervention. In addition to showing improvement in literacy, mathematics and early cognitive skills, the study found that children with the greatest exposure to Jalan Sesama performed best of any of the study groups, even after adjusting for baseline scores, age, gend
'/>"/>

Contact: Tim Parsons
tmparson@jhsph.edu
410-955-7619
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Kilimani Sesame has positive impact on children in Tanzania: Johns Hopkins University study
2. Youth report favorable impressions of community street outreach workers
3. Diabetes, Depression Can Be Two-Way Street
4. Street outreach workers an important tool for violence prevention and intervention
5. Sam's Club Tests Online Small Business Loan Program for Main Street
6. Trikz Streetball Basketball iTunes App Promotion: Only $.99 to Unlock All Content for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
7. Global Leader Readied For Healthy Aging Boom, Targets Wall Street With New Center In Trump Building
8. New York Personal Injury Attorney Interprets Increase in Tickets for Cyclists as Effort to Make Streets Safer
9. San Francisco AIDS Foundation Introduces HIV Testing to Sixth Street
10. Study Shows You Don't Need Wall Street Sized Bonuses to Raise Employee Morale
11. Earth Class Mail™ Introduces Miami and Chicago Street Addresses
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Take a bite of ... into action. Acids tumble into the stomach, ready to ... valve-like structure lets these acids run amok, triggering a ... common symptom. More than 60 million Americans have heartburn ... where heartburn starts, and how it can be stopped. ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... York (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... involving devices manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc. continue ... in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West ... is serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. ... Court has granted certain defendants named in those ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... 2015 Emergency Medical Care (EMC), a ... Manhattan, recently commemorated its three-year anniversary of being the ... addition to 24-hour urgent care, Emergency Medical Care offers ... this time, Emergency Medical Care’s Urgent Care NYC ... pain, eye injuries, ear infections, fevers, insect bites, burns, ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... 2015 highlighted a problem which could prove critical to ... Why system testing, a critical aspect of data security, ... payment card industry data security report, every major category ... vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. “With all the craziness ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 Pitching speed, player’s ... history of shoulder and elbow injuries, according to new research ... ( AOSSM ) Specialty Day. , “Our findings indicate that ... 20% increase in likelihood of a history of injury, a ... a 12% increase likelihood of a history of injury, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bypass Your Heartburn Worries This Easter With Tylers Coffee 2Health News:Federal C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Grants Defense Motion to Amend Responses to Master Complaint 2Health News:Federal C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Grants Defense Motion to Amend Responses to Master Complaint 3Health News:Federal C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Grants Defense Motion to Amend Responses to Master Complaint 4Health News:Emergency Medical Care Celebrates Three Years of 24/7 Walk-In Urgent Care Services 2Health News:Businesses Dealing With PCI Falling Short On Regular Vulnerability Scans and Pen Testing 2Health News:Businesses Dealing With PCI Falling Short On Regular Vulnerability Scans and Pen Testing 3Health News:Businesses Dealing With PCI Falling Short On Regular Vulnerability Scans and Pen Testing 4Health News:Researchers Highlight Shoulder and Elbow Injury Possibility in Youth Players 2
... among the children gets kicked off, with the government ... children will be weighed and provided nutrition diet. // ... Sanjivani Abhiyan (Child Growth Monitoring Drive), were launched by ... Bangadda village in Indore district. ,"The ...
... biological father of his child) has always been a topic ... detailed discussion by anthropologists. // A new study, by Kermyt ... Social Research) that would be published in the June 06 ... On how accurate are men's suspicions of whether or not ...
... being the leading cause of cancer deaths in the world ... that includes more than 37,000 in the UK itself! ... lung cancer, owes its birth to the impairment of a ... in Nashville, have expressed optimism with this finding, which will ...
... particular diet can influence corrective behaviour in prisoners.// ... a product of poor nutrition was tested in a ... become less violent when put on a diet rich ... seafood.,The paper titled “Seafood Consumption and Homicide Mortality”, raised ...
... out to carry out tests to determine the efficacy of ... on Sunday. The program designed to study 40 heart patients ... Sciences, Mahidol University and the Cardiac Institute of Thailand. ... Department, said Thailand did not have any guidelines on this ...
... of genes that are safely ensconced in the systematic pattern of ... genes in the human genome are in an alert state in ... dormant state. ,This trait of genes, called gene silencing ... cover for the genome from viruses, and even cancer, and is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Drive Against Malnutrition Among Children In MP Gets Kicked Off 2Health News:Can Men Gauge Biological Paternity Accurately 2Health News:Novel method conceived, to achieve genome-wide gene silencing. 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... Across the global healthcare landscape, the Medical ... development, market education, and regulatory compliance. As emerging markets ... is expected to increase in prominence and follow the ... to research by benchmarking firm, Best Practices, LLC, all ... Medical Affairs. Among companies in India ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 Levi & Korsinsky announces it has ... OHRP ) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. ... in connection with its study of the drug OHR-102. ... or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either ... at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. Levi ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... -- Dynatronics Corporation (NASDAQ: DYNT ) today announced that ... Company,s Board of Directors effective March 23, 2015, to fill ... board member Joseph Barton .  "The ... Directors represents an important step forward for the company," said ... "Rich is a proven leader and is well-known for his ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Affairs Capabilities Expanding in Emerging Marketplaces 2Dynatronics Announces Appointment of Richard J. Linder to Board of Directors 2
... , , CONCORD, Calif. , Feb. 3 ... covering most of the Western United States . Effective February 1, ... been granted an exclusive sales territory encompassing the states of California ... Nevada , Oregon , Washington , Colorado , Utah ...
... , VIENNA, Va. , Feb. ... that Geert Kersten , Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting ... Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the conference will take place February ... Mr. Kersten,s presentation will be on Tuesday, February 9th , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pulse Systems Announces New Sales Representation in the Western United States 2Pulse Systems Announces New Sales Representation in the Western United States 3CEL-SCI to Present at 12th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2
... The many benefits of fibre bronchoscopy: The ... by which all other fibre bronchoscopes are ... bronchoscopes from PENTAX, including the FB-19TV, FB-18V ... slim FB-10V and the pediatric FB-8V, offer ...
... many benefits of fibre bronchoscopy: The HF-compatible ... which all other fibre bronchoscopes are measured., ... from PENTAX, including the FB-19TV, FB-18V and ... FB-10V and the pediatric FB-8V, offer much ...
... benefits of fibre bronchoscopy: The HF-compatible V ... all other fibre bronchoscopes are measured., ... PENTAX, including the FB-19TV, FB-18V and FB-15V ... and the pediatric FB-8V, offer much better ...
... fiberoptic bronchoscopes offers a ... with a slim outside ... allows for improved suction ... cytology brushes. The scope ...
Medicine Products: