ERIC Number: ED230955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Television and the Teaching of English.
Maxwell, Rhoda, Ed.
Recognizing that students spend more time before the television set than in school, this monograph evaluates television as a potential resource in the teaching of English. The nine articles in the collection (1) discuss the effect of massive television viewing on children in and out of the classroom; (2) examine the students' need to apply critical thinking skills to their television viewing; (3) describe activities and materials designed to develop these cognitive skills in students at all levels; and (4) list various books and organizations offering further information on television and the schools. The articles suggest that rather than being a liability, television, if intelligently used, can serve as a highly motivating tool in teaching both critical thinking skills and literature. (MM)
Descriptors: Audiences, Childrens Television, Commercial Television, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Higher Education, Mass Media Effects, Motivation Techniques, Propaganda, Reading Instruction, Television Commercials, Television Research, Television Viewing, Visual Literacy
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Council of Teachers of English.
Note: The Michigan Council of Teachers of English is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.