ERIC Number: ED389396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Decreasing Aggressive Behavior and Increasing Alertness in Preschoolers through a Family Education Program and Video Lending Library.
Lewis, Angela G.
This paper reports on an educational program designed to teach parents about the role of television in their children's lives and to increase use of a family video lending library intended to enhance alertness in students, decrease aggressive behavior, and educate parents. Interviews with professionals and a parent survey indicated that there was a need for parent education about television viewing that might cause aggression and inattention problems in children. The results of the program show that parents increased their knowledge about appropriate television viewing for preschoolers. Behavioral records indicated that aggressive behavior among the children decreased while alertness increased. The lending library was continued through the end of the school year and was accessed by all participating families. In addition, the parent education program is scheduled to become part of the preschool programming for the next school year. Contains 31 references and a bibliography of 21 items. Twelve appendices contain survey forms, parent handouts, and other materials used in the program. (AP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Master's Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University.