ERIC Number: ED461024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Students Become Critical Television Viewers.
Valentine, Tom, Ed.; Sandlin, Jenny, Ed.
Beyond Basic Skills, v1 n3 Spr 1997
This document, which was written for adult educators in Georgia, offers instructional plans and practical strategies for helping students in adult literacy, adult basic education, General Educational Development, and English-as-a-second-language programs become critical television viewers. The document begins with a discussion of why television literacy skills are especially important for the least educated groups of society. The remainder of the document presents and explains four learning activities to help adult students develop television literacy skills. In the first activity, students examine their own viewing habits and reasons for watching television. The second activity is designed to help students understand how television newscasts select the stories they cover, and the third activity explains the psychological manipulation of commercials. In the fourth activity, students learn how television creates stereotypes and how those stereotypes affect people's thinking. Some or all of the following items are included for each activity: overview and rationale; list of skills developed in the activity; materials needed; steps educators should take to prepare for and conduct the activity; discussion questions; and student handout. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Advertising, Classroom Techniques, Information Literacy, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Persuasive Discourse, Stereotypes, Television
For full text: http://www.coe.uga.edu/adulted/staffdev/bbs.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia