This month, the topic for Adult Ed, the awesome, esoteric, funny, and useless lecture series--in fact, it's "Brooklyn's favorite useless lecture series"--is Ambivalent Parenting.
I know, right? I feel so targeted, too. But I'm actually on the program. Here's the blurb for my lecture/video/musical presentation titled, "TV, Education, & Kids: Three Of These Things Belong Together?":
Forty years ago, researchers created Sesame Street to tap the vast educational power of television for the benefit of "ghetto kids." How's that working out? A brief, illustrated history.I originally planned to go deep into the latest research about child cognitive development and learning patterns.
But then I realized the question that really haunted me: How did we grow up with the four-armed swami, but our kids end up with Elmo?
If you're in Park Slope Tuesday night, you should really stop by. [And yes, I also realize I should have been flogging this gig for weeks already.]
ADULT EDUCATION PRESENTS: "AMBIVALENT PARENTING 101"
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 8 pm (doors at 7:30)
Union Hall in Park Slope
702 Union St. @ 5th Ave