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ERIC Number: ED002847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Jun
Pages: 357
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A COMPARISON OF MASS MEDIA USAGE BY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS OF EXTREME EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND MENTAL ABILITY.
KINSELLA, PAUL J.
THE MOTION PICTURE, RADIO, AND TELEVISION ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE ASCERTAINED TO DETERMINE POSSIBILITIES FOR BETTER EDUCATIONAL UTILIZATION OF THESE MEDIA. THIS PROJECT WAS CONDUCTED AS A SUPPLEMENTARY ACTIVITY TO COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT 367, "A STUDY OF INTERESTS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH" (ED 002 846). PROJECT SUBJECTS WERE APPROXIMATELY 360 STUDENTS IN THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN UPPER AND LOWER EDUCATIONAL GROUPS AND BETWEEN UPPER AND LOWER MENTAL ABILITY GROUPS WERE STUDIED TO ANSWER FOUR QUESTIONS--(1) DOES THE TIME WHICH EXTREME ABILITY GROUPS DEVOTE TO MASS MEDIA VARY, (2) IS THERE A DIFFERENCE IN THE APPEAL THAT MASS MEDIA HOLDS FOR EXTREME GROUPS, (3) IS THE USE OF MASS MEDIA ASSOCIATED IN THE SAME MANNER WITH THE ACADEMIC ENDEAVORS OF THE EXTREME GROUPS, AND (4) DO THESE GROUPS VARY IN THE RECEIPT OF ADULT GUIDANCE RELATED TO THE USE OF THE THREE MEDIA. SEX DIFFERENCES WERE NOTED ON EACH OF THESE QUESTIONS. UPPER AND LOWER GROUPS OF EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND UPPER AND LOWER GROUPS OF MENTAL ABILITY WERE FOUND TO BE QUITE SIMILAR WITH RESPECT TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS. IMPLICATIONS ARE PROVIDED IN THE REPORT FOR BETTER EDUCATIONAL UTILIZATION OF MASS MEDIA BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM. SUGGESTIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND ORGANIZED ADULT GROUPS. (JH)
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Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Evanston); Northwestern University IL