ERIC Number: ED217886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Dimensions of a Policy for Media Education from the Perspective of TV-Consumption.
Drawing on international studies concerning leisure attitudes, media consumption, and parental impact on the television viewing decisions of 4- to 14-year olds, this paper focuses on the importance of developing a coherent media education policy for pre- and primary-school children, parents, elementary school teachers, and television station program directors and supervisors, as a means to control the impact of media consumption (i.e., television viewing) on young children. Background information on the concept of media education and its necessity in the present social and technological environment is presented, the importance of media consumption in the lives of young children is briefly discussed, and the important areas for the development of media education programs are summarized. Suggestions for a media education policy are outlined. Accompanying the text are five data tables on media consumption patterns among German and Swiss youth and a 21-item reference list. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Media Education; Switzerland; West Germany
Note: Paper presented at the International Symposium on Educating Users of Mass Media (Munich, Germany, January 1982).