ERIC Number: ED291636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Children and Television: A Basic Concern in Social Science Education. Occasional Paper No. 6.
Television viewing by children is a major concern of parents, legislators, and educators in the United States today. By high school graduation a young person will have watched 15,000 hours of television as compared to 11,000 to 12,000 hours spent in school. Concerned groups fear a loss of reading ability, the development of a consumer mentality, and passive development. An alliance between the home and the school is a promising means of confronting the problem. This document provides curriculum plans utilized by schools in Oregon, Idaho, and New York to teach critical skills needed to analyze the content of television programming and provide classroom experiences in analyzing television commercials. The classroom studies of television news programming prepare students for their roles as citizens by developing the ability to distinguish between objective and subjective reporting. Entertainment programs are used for language skill development and social analysis. A 21-item bibliography is included. (NL)
Descriptors: Audiences, Child Development, Childrens Television, Citizenship Responsibility, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Enrichment, Instructional Development, Lesson Plans, Media Adaptation, Popular Culture, Public Affairs Education, Student Interests, Television Commercials, Television Research, Television Viewing
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio Council for the Social Studies, Oxford.
Note: A product of the Higher Education Interest Group.