ERIC Number: ED245672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-5
Reference Count: N/A
Potential of Television in Educating Children. Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection, and Finance of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Testimony presented at this hearing focuses on ways in which television can have a positive impact on children's education, what is known about the impacts of television programming on children, and what Congress can do to promote television's positive educational values. Witnesses include the following: John D. Abel, senior vice president, research and planning, National Association of Broadcasters; Grace Baisinger, National Parent Teacher Association; William F. Baker, president, Television Group W, Westinghouse Broadcasting and Cable, Inc.; Edwin Cohen, executive director, Agency for Instructional Television, and chairman of the board, Joint Council on Educational Telecommunications; Gerald Lesser, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University; Lloyd N. Morrisett, president, John and Mary R. Markle Foundation and chairman, board of trustees, Children's Television Workshop; Edward J. Pfister, president, Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Sharon Robinson, director, instruction and professional development, National Education Association; Eli A. Rubinstein, School of Journalism, University of North Carolina; and William S. Singer, president, Prime Time School Television. Also included is material submitted for the record by the Bank Street College of Education and Reading Rainbow, and a report from the National Association of Broadcasters on the amount of children's instructional programming aired during the 1973-74 and 1977-78 television season. (LMM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.