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ERIC Number: ED309841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-28
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Television, Children, and Social Policy: Pedagogical Perspectives.
Kunkel, Dale; Murray, John
A college-level course about the effects of television on children and the process of social policy formation is described in terms of pedagogical goals, strategies, and perspectives. The proposed course of instruction focuses on three primary areas of study: (1) child-related issues; (2) television-related issues; and (3) policy-related issues. The discussion of child-related issues centers on development of an understanding of the ways in which children watch and learn from television. Discussion of message-related issues deals with the nature and extent of portrayals that hold important implications for possible adverse effects on child viewers, the structure and economics of the broadcast industry, and the intersection of child characteristics and television content. Policy-related issues center on development of an understanding of the fundamental structure of broadcast regulation, on familiarizing students with a historical perspective on past policy actions in the area of children and television, and on the examination of current issues under consideration by policymakers. Instructional resources are identified, and assignments in each of the three primary areas of study are described. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A