ERIC Number: ED252313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
An Annotated Bibliography of the Literature Dealing with the Importance of Encouraging Elementary Students to View Moderate Amounts of Selected Television Programs.
Petrini, Mariel P.
Educators must become aware of the need for helping students overcome excessive television viewing and develop selective, purposeful television-viewing habits. This study provides information to help educators select and implement educational programs with these aims. Brief annotations of 77 research articles are organized under the following topic headings: (1) Television's Effect on Children: Estabishing a Need for Moderate Viewing of Selected Television Programs; (2) Television's Effect in Relation to Viewing Time; (3) The Role of the School; and (4) The Role of the Home. A 10-page summary discusses the findings of the articles. It is concluded that excessive exposure to television hinders academic development and that, while the school can be an important influence in equipping children with the skills necessary to moderate the effects of excessive viewing, the family bears responsibility for encouraging students to view moderate amounts of selected television. It is recommended that elementary teachers provide students with a planned program to encourage moderate television viewing and inform parents of television's potential negative impact on children, that parents assume responsibility for supervising children's television viewing, and that researchers ascertain the most effective methods for developing discriminating consumers. A list of sources for materials and information on television viewing and a guideline for selecting television program for children are appended. (CB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Exit project, Indiana University, South Bend.