ERIC Number: ED345874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Television Viewing Habits of San Juan Students Related to Achievement.
This paper summarizes research on the effects of television viewing on student achievement. Information concerning students in the San Juan Unified School District in California is highlighted. Studies have revealed that: (1) watching more than 3 hours of television a day prevents students from engaging in other activities; (2) moderate television viewing can provide children from certain backgrounds with information which would otherwise be inaccessible to them; (3) educational children's programs help children develop prereading skills; (4) students who watch television news programs score higher on achievement tests than other students; (5) students from low SES families watch more television than students from high SES families; (6) students in the San Juan district who watch 3 or more hours of television a day score lower on achievement tests than students who watch less than 3 hours; (7) students in the San Juan district watch less television as they get older; and (8) students in the San Juan district watch less television today than they did 5 years ago, and less television than students statewide. (Four graphs/charts are attached.) (BC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA.