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In recent years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided funding to the New York-based Sesame Workshop. Its goal is to create international versions of Sesame Street that teach tolerance and democratic values, with the hopes of decreasing conflict and preventing t...

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Main Author: Moland, Naomi A., (Author)
Other Authors: Oxford Scholarship Online.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Physical Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Series: Oxford scholarship online.
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Summary: In recent years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided funding to the New York-based Sesame Workshop. Its goal is to create international versions of Sesame Street that teach tolerance and democratic values, with the hopes of decreasing conflict and preventing terrorism. This text takes an in-depth look at the Nigerian version, Sesame Square, started in 2011 in an attempt to build peaceful coexistence and counter the extremist messages of Boko Haram. It offers rare insights into the complexities inherent in attempts to 'teach' cosmopolitan ideals of democracy and tolerance and the ways in which such efforts can compromise peacebuilding in countries suffering from internal conflicts.
Item Description: Due to be issued in print: 2020.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In recent years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided funding to the New York-based Sesame Workshop. Its goal is to create international versions of Sesame Street that teach tolerance and democratic values, with the hopes of decreasing conflict and preventing terrorism. This text takes an in-depth look at the Nigerian version, Sesame Square, started in 2011 in an attempt to build peaceful coexistence and counter the extremist messages of Boko Haram. It offers rare insights into the complexities inherent in attempts to 'teach' cosmopolitan ideals of democracy and tolerance and the ways in which such efforts can compromise peacebuilding in countries suffering from internal conflicts.
Specialized.
Physical Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Audience: Specialized.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780190903985 (ebook) :