ERIC Number: ED161456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Children and Parents in our Television Programmes.
Homberg, Erentraud, Comp.
Researchers and practitioners of commercial television met for three and a half days for an international seminar to examine the portrayal of the relations between children and parents in television programing, and the effects of television on the family unit. This report provides abstracts of the lectures by nine researchers and producers addressing such issues as psychology of styles in television media usage, effects of television on the family, dissemination of educational ideologies, and emotional reactions of children to television programs. In addition to the lectures, excerpts showing family scenes characteristic of television programs in each country were screened by producers from Sweden, Hungary, the USA, Japan, England, Germany, and Iran. Participants in group discussions, despite the differences in their cultural backgrounds, seemed to share some major areas of concern in programing, including (1) avoiding over-idealization and over-dramatization in programing; (2) not shattering conventional family structures, but carefully altering them; (3) showing reality with its conflicts; (4) conveying self-confidence, security, and mental stimuli to underprivileged children; and (5) conveying democracy and solidarity to the family. Some suggestions for dealing with such concerns are included. (CMV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prix Jeunesse Foundation, Munich (Germany).