ERIC Number: ED086355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
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The Status of Research in Children's Television.
Searcy, Ellen; Chapman, Judith E.
The intent of this document has been to provide a synthesis of the status of research on children's television that could be used as an information base for planning purposes. An outline or hierarchy of critical television research topics which need further investigation has been compiled from an analysis of major reference documents and personal interviews. Selected state-of-the-art documents are also reviewed. These documents focus on a number of aspects of the impact of television on children: (1) Television and Social Behavior: An Annotated Bibliography, (2) The Impact of Televised Violence, (3) Television and the Behavior of Preschool Children, (4) Learning from Television, and (5) A Summary of the Major Findings in the 2nd Year of Sesame Street. Another chapter contains descriptions of research projects in television for children that have been funded in fiscal year 72. In the final chapter, a comparison is made between research needs and current ongoing research activity. In the past, the most popular research areas have been content and presentation questions and viewing habits. Areas which still need investigation are: development, transmittal and technical problems, application, research planning and evaluation (process), and policy issues. Appendices are included which describe individual research projects. (CS)
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Authoring Institution: Interagency Panel on Early Childhood Research and Development, Washington, DC.