ERIC Number: ED251788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Literacy and Children's Needs in the Television Age.
Modern information technology holds both threats and promises for the young generation in every aspect of life--social, political, economic, cultural, and personal. Already research is showing some consequences previously unsuspected. The case for mass literacy must be reappraised to assess what sort of literacy is now required, how it must link with competence in the new technologies, and how it can be taught. The content of children's early reading and writing must be considered in order to see that their psychological needs under new stresses are met, and to aid, not warp, their emotional and intellectual development. Electronic information technology can now be used to develop radically new and fast ways of learning to read in the complementary medium of books. The role of the reading teacher may develop in new ways, and a new concept, that of an open primary school accessible to all via television, could help counterbalance other forms of television entertainment. (Author/RBW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Science, Information Services, Literacy, Literacy Education, Mass Instruction, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Reading Habits, Reading Instruction, Student Needs, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Television, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the United Kingdom Reading Association Annual Course and Conference (20th, Oxford, England, July 25-29, 1983).