ERIC Number: EJ673634
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Books against Television? Making an Issue of Television in Early Childhood Education. Book Review.
Weber, Sandra; Brody, Marie-Helene
Canadian Journal of Infancy & Early Childhood, v9 n2 p123-29 Dec 2002
Presents a critical, comparative review of three popular books about children and television. Raises questions and concerns about the multiple roles that television can assume in children's lives and the roles that adults can play in mediating children's experiences. Focuses on three key themes/concerns: changing functions of television, the importance of examining the medium as well as the message, and the role of personal and cultural values. (KB)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Compares three popular books: "Remote Control Childhood: Combating the Hazards of Media Culture" (Diane Levin), "TV Proof Your Kids: A Parents' Guide to Safe and Healthy Viewing" (Lauryn Axelrod), and "Television and the Lives of Our Children: A Manual for Teachers and Parents (Gloria DeGaetano).