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ERIC Number: ED276085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Television and the School.
Elsing, John
Excessive viewing of television, often late into the night, causes children to be tired when they come to school and therefore unable to do a good day's work. Furthermore, television fosters passive behavior, weakening students' ability and willingness to take active roles in their learning. Critics of education continue to attack the abilities of teachers, but the real problem is whether passive, inactive children are able to learn. Teachers are also being urged to make learning more interesting, relevant, and stimulating so that it will more closely resemble television viewing. The solution to this issue is not to exhort teachers to make school more exciting, but to limit the amount of television viewing by children. (SRT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A