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Blue Butterfly Exec Dir co-edits new book of research on Sesame Street

posted Sep 22, 2016, 10:54 AM by Suzanne Cole   [ updated Sep 22, 2016, 10:54 AM ]
Dr. Charlotte Cole, Blue Butterfly's executive director, is the co-editor of The Sesame Effect: The Global Impact of the Longest Street in the WorldThe book examines Sesame Workshop's productions in locations as varied as Afghanistan, India, Palestine, Israel, South Africa, and Nigeria, many of which were carried out under Dr. Cole's leadership during her tenure as Sesame Workshop's senior vice president of global programs. 

The Sesame Effect demonstrates how children's media can be effectively used to address culturally-specific, often controversial, issues—from HIV/AIDS education in South Africa and Nigeria, to respect across cultural divides in the Middle East.  Readers gain insight into how research and production can work together, and learn about how children’s needs are addressed within each culture.

The Sesame Effect is published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.