ERIC Number: ED140364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Television Receivership Skills: The New Social Literacy.
Anderson, James A.; Ploghoft, Milton E.
The literature relating television viewing to the cognitive, social, moral, and behavioral development of children can be divided into three general areas: investigations of the relationship between televised violence and aggressive behavior, studies of television as an agent of consumer socialization, and examinations of the role of television as a behavioral model. This paper provides a review of research in each of these areas and suggests that the development of children's critical awareness of the dynamics of television programing is essential. Goals for analyzing the nature and uses of television in the United States, for evaluating entertainment programing, commercials, and news, and for establishing awareness of personal uses of television and awareness of value conflicts implicit in the medium are summarized. The five curricular modules which have been extrapolated from these goals suggest, among other techniques, keeping a personal diary of viewing habits, investigating the role of news and documentary programing, and analyzing the values presented in entertainment programing. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Berlin, May 29-June 4, 1977)