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ERIC Number: ED260952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Young Persons View "The Day After."
Schadler, Margaret; And Others
This study examined what secondary students had learned from the television film "The Day After"--a dramatization of the possibility of nuclear war and its horrible consequences--and how they responded to it emotionally. A pre-test and two post-tests (one administered the day after students viewed "The Day After" and a second one administered two months later) were administered to students in grades 5, 6, 9, and 12. Most senior high students viewed the film with family and friends; the younger groups watched predominantly with their families. Most parents talked with their offspring about the film. Regarding the effects of nuclear warfare, students in grades 5 and 6 do not think that a nuclear war would be as devastating as the older students think it would be. Although the senior high group answered more knowledge questions correctly than did the younger students, the responses of all groups were reasonably accurate. The amount students thought they had learned from the film decreased with grade level. Elementary students rated the film higher than did the senior high students. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A