On Friday, November 10, 2017, Christine presented her paper “Evaluation of a Multimedia STEM Education Program for Spanish-speaking Families” at the AEA annual conference in Washington, DC. The abstract follows:
The children’s public media project PEEP and the Big Wide World is designed to teach STEM to children aged 3-5 years old. This evaluation independently studied the impact of PEEP on Spanish-speaking children and their families. It was a national experiment including 100 families who used PEEP resources compared to 100 families who did not. When compared to Spanish-speaking parents who did not use PEEP, Spanish-speaking parents who used PEEP were significantly more: (1) comfortable exploring math and science with their children, (2) knowledgeable about how to help their children learn math, (3) likely to report enjoying math and science exploration with their children, (4) likely to believe it was their job to help their children understand math, (5) likely to report that their children demonstrated math and science habits of mind. Spanish-speaking children who used PEEP scored significantly higher on the knowledge measure than children who did not use PEEP.