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ERIC Number: ED461896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Pages: 14
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A Study of Children's Preconceptions to Communication Media.
Ikuta, Takashi; Gotoh, Yasushi
This paper outlines Japanese children's preconceptions to communication media. In a study, the function of media was divided into two categories--one is an "informational receiving" function and the other is an "informational sending" function. Preconception (consciousness about degree of liking and level of difficulty) of media was investigated in Japanese students. The receiving media activities are as follows: reading books, listening to people, watching TV or videos, and using computers and the Internet. Findings suggest the following three conclusions as a result of researching 649 elementary and junior high school students: (1) traditional media, writing and reading, in regards to both sending and receiving functions, are liked and are not difficult, but new media, the Internet or computers, are not liked for sending or receiving by students and are difficult; (2) school children with experience in using the Internet like the Internet and computing and do not find them difficult; and (3) in regards to both sending and receiving, students who like a particular type of media do not find it difficult. (Includes 11 tables and 3 figures. Contains 13 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan