ERIC Number: ED105969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report of the First Year of Research on Cognitive Effects of Media.
This paper discusses the rationale for a cross-cultural (Israeli-American) study of the cognitive effects of the television media on children. The overall purpose of the study are: (1) to examine the extent to which exposure to television has an effect on children's mastery of cognitive skills; and (2) to examine the extent to which activities of "encoding" (activities through which children communicate their ideas via television or film) have instructionally desirable effects on the mastery of cognitive skills. In this paper, three questions are examined: the first pertains to the conception of media "language" formats as they theoretically relate to mental skills; the second question, to the identification of cricial "language" formats; and the third, to the identification and measurement of the relevant mental skills. Two versions of an experimental film have been developed, and a battery of measures for the study have been prepared. (CS
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel).
Identifiers - Location: Israel