Monthly Archives: February 2021

Dr. Chester Pierce and the “Hidden Curriculum” of Sesame Street

by Conrad Lochner
February 22, 2021

In 1968, a year before Sesame Street went on the air,  the fledgling Children’s Television Workshop (CTW) staff—including Joan Ganz Cooney, Robert Davidson, David Connell, Dr. Edward Palmer, Barbara Frengal, Samuel Gibbon, Anne Bower, James McConnell, and John Stone—conducted a seminar covering five key topic areas that Joan Ganz Cooney had identified in her extensive […]

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Youth Voice Through Teacher Empowerment

by Jessie Nixon and Megan Monday
February 17, 2021

The following post is part of a series springing from the Cooney Center’s joint initiative with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, By/With/For Youth: Inspiring Next Gen Public Media Audiences. This is a project aimed at exploring the role of public media in the lives of young people by taking stock of the current landscape and imagining […]

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How and Why Parents Support Their Child’s Learning Online

by Dongmiao Zhang and Sonia Livingstone
February 9, 2021

With children growing up in ever-changing conditions in the digital age, digital parenting becomes more crucial than ever before. The predominant focus for parents, policy-makers, and researchers has long been on minimizing the risk of harm. Yet the swift transition to children’s online learning during lockdown caught many off guard. Children from disadvantaged families struggle […]

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