ERIC Number: ED165219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Televised Values and Family Values: Teaching Receivership Skills to Elementary School Children.
Anderson, James A.
Values are more easily discussed than manipulated or measured. A curricular development project aimed at developing critical television viewing skills has developed a curriculum for the middle school grades. The project is based on the assumption that children can utilize certain viewing, listening, and reading skills and analytic procedures to modify source, message, and medium effects, and that these skills and procedures can be taught in the regular classroom. Among the goals of the project are to prepare young persons to identify and evaluate the values and value conflicts embedded in much of television content, and to provide experiences in value clarification, including the consideration of reasonable alternatives to the problem solutions presented in television programs. One classroom approach is to work out descriptions of children's favorite television characters, identify the values represented by the characters, and explore values inherent in different situations. This process can help teach children value identification, value clarification, and value judgment. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (64th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2-5, 1978)