ERIC Number: ED165776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
TV and Kids, Parts I and II.
National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
In this series of National Public Radio interviews, individuals from education and television broadcasting discuss the use and abuse of television by schools and the influence of television on children in home viewing. It is asserted that television is and will continue to be watched, and therefore it is necessary to learn how to deal with it. By having children view programs, create programs, and read scripts, schools do use television to help teach organizational, creative, writing, and reading skills, in addition to critical viewing skills. These interviews noted that: (1) teachers feel that television produces unrealistic competition between the teacher and entertainer; (2) children are able to learn at varying rates from instructional television; (3) children are influenced by television; (4) violence in the media has been replaced by sex; which has proved to be difficult to define; (5) broadcasting networks argue that television productions and stereotypical characters merely reflect social issues; (6) the Parent Teachers Association has issued viewing guides to help parents select productions; and (7) despite discriminate selection, too much television viewing has an effect on children's ability to develop cognitively or develop complex skills. (CWM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
Note: Programs No. 127 and 128