ERIC Number: ED316347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Canadians Seem To Need Television. Remarks to a Symposium about Families (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 11-14, 1989).
This presentation offers one perspective on Canadians' use of television. Daily life in Canada is inspected in an effort to discern what it is about the way of life in Canada that makes Canadians need television to the extent that they do. Much of the public discourse on television and children focuses on perceived negative influences. Rarely highlighted are things the medium does well. Research of the last 30 years has sufficiently illuminated television's influence on children. These research results are outlined briefly. The discussion develops a perspective on Canadian family life, specifies the way television is used in Canada, and examines some of the influences of television. Concluding discussion offers suggestions as to how parents and society can come to terms with television. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada