ERIC Number: ED366867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Talking with TV: A Guide to Starting Dialogue with Youth, 1993-1994 Edition.
Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.
This booklet shows parents and other adults how to use entertainment television to spark discussions with children and adolescents about sexuality, values, responsibility, communication, and other sensitive subjects (personal relationships, race and culture, drug use). First published in 1989, this booklet has been updated annually. Discussion questions and activities in the guide focus primarily on preadolescents--children between the ages of 9 and 12 years--but are of use with both younger and older audiences as well. This guide from 1993-1994 features plot summaries of returning shows popular with preadolescents and adolescents and new shows which, most likely, will attract a young audience. The guide does not endorse or rate shows; it chooses those most likely to raise important issues. Most of the shows highlighted in the guide are broadcast in primetime. Included in the guide are names and addresses of production companies, networks, cable channels, and other organizations concerned with television. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.