ERIC Number: ED095911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and the Handicapped Child Interface: Exploring and Assessing Integration of Educational Media and Professional Services to the Handicapped Child.
Hsueh, Shau-wing; And Others
In order to discover how the concept of handicappedness can best be presented to children and what are the effective styles of the professionals who work with disabled children, a thematic content analysis of the children's television program Mister Roger's Neighborhood-particularly segments dealing with social role and self-concept--will be conducted. It is expected that media use analysis and communication assessment procedures will identify those persons who share similar media use characteristics. A systematic way of being creative can be predicted to increase the visible range of choices in media use in exponential proportions, greatly expanding the possible ways that the Mister Roger's Neighborhood program segments and materials can deliver educationally to the child. Once media use patterns are expanded in this way, and once specific patterns of use by professionals and the special child are identified, it should be possible to plan and design subsequent segments and materials to effectively reach both audiences. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.