ERIC Number: ED216700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
What Children Could Learn from TV.
Part of a series of investigations undertaken at the University of Leiden by Dr. G. A. Kohnstamm to investigate how children process information from audiovisual media, particularly television, this literature review maps out the educational possibilities of television for children up to the age of 12. Research findings reviewed are concerned with: (1) television literacy as reflected in attention during television viewing, perception of reality, the understanding of stories, the importance of fixed program formats, and the concept of television time; (2) the impact of television on children's attitudes; (3) the impact of television on prosocial behavior; (4) the impact of television on political knowledge and knowledge of school subject matter; and (5) the impact of television in relation to the characteristics of children, the television program, and the viewing situation. Research proposals for 12 topics relating to children and television are outlined. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: Attention Span, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Comprehension, Educational Television, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Perception, Political Socialization, Programing (Broadcast), Research Problems, Social Behavior, Television Viewing, Visual Literacy
Staats Uitgeverij, The Hague (fl35, per copy).
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Netherlands; Reality
Note: A Summary Based on a Series of Investigations by Dr. G. A. Kohnstamm.