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Sesame Street : Kids for Peace project : and a young child shall lead them

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Abstract: The Sesame Street: Kids for Peace project is a new member of the famous Sesame Street family of educational television programmes for young children. It has been developed for Palestinian children in the Palestinian Autonomous Region, and Jewish and Arabic children in Israel, to counter the messages of division and confrontation that they receive every day. The project was inspired by the 1993 handshake at the White House in Washington, USA, between the Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat and the then Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzak Rabin. It is a joint venture between the Children’s Television Workshop (CTW) New York, USA, Israeli Educational Television, and the Institute of Modern Media of the Al-Quds University, Jerusalem. This article reviews the complexities involved in producing programmes for young children that can effectively promote mutual respect and understanding.
Authors: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Country: Palestinian Territory, Occupied , Israel
Category: Practice
End Page: 26
Serial number: 90
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , education , peacebuilding
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 1998
Region: Western Asia
Right: © 1998 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Education, Science and Technology
Start Page: 20
Title: Sesame Street : Kids for Peace project : and a young child shall lead them