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Corning, Amy; Senechal, Jesse; Hutton, Amy – State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 2015
In the fall of 2008, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) commissioned a research study comparing the college access provider resources in Virginia to the access and academic achievement needs of the state. That study--conducted by researchers from the College of William and Mary and West Carolina University--resulted in the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Statewide Planning, State Surveys, Higher Education
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Maksl, Adam; Ashley, Seth; Craft, Stephanie – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
News media literacy refers to the knowledge and motivations needed to identify and engage with journalism. This study measured levels of news media literacy among 500 teenagers using a new scale measure based on Potter's model of media literacy and adapted to news media specifically. The adapted model posits that news media literate individuals…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Information Skills, Knowledge Level, Motivation Techniques
Apley, Alice; Frankel, Susan; Goldman, Elizabeth; Streitburger, Kim – Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2011
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's museums. Museums for America (MFA) is the largest IMLS grant program for museums; it supports institutions by investing in high-priority, high-value activities that are clearly linked to the institution's strategic plan and enhance its value to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Cultural Background, Library Services
Pereira, Sara; Pinto, Manuel – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
Empowering children for a critical and judicious use and consumption of media is a main objective of media literacy. This paper aims to examine the range of television programs available for children in Portugal through a comparative analysis of the programming for children broadcast by the four Portuguese terrestrial channels (RTP1, RTP2, SIC and…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Educational Television
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Anderson, Daniel R.; Huston, Aletha C.; Schmitt, Kelly L.; Linebarger, Deborah L.; Wright, John C. – Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 2001
Followed up on 570 adolescents studied as preschoolers. Found that preschoolers' viewing of educational television programs was associated with achieving higher grades, reading more books, placing more value on achievement, exhibiting greater creativity, and behaving less aggressively as adolescents more consistently for boys than girls. Found…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Aggression, Body Image
Seawell, Margaret, Ed. – 1997
The National Television Violence Study (NTVS) was a 3-year effort to assess the effects of violence on television, of particular interest to education professionals is the effects of television violence on children. Funded by the National Cable Television Association, the project began in June 1994 and involved the participation of media scholars…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Higher Education, Mass Media Effects, Programming (Broadcast)
Seawell, Margaret, Ed. – 1998
The National Television Violence Study (NTVS) was a 3-year effort to assess the effects of violence on television, of particular interest to education professionals is the effects of television violence on children. Funded by the National Cable Television Association, the project began in June 1994 and involved the participation of media scholars…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Higher Education, Mass Media Effects, Programming (Broadcast)
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC. – 1998
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) provided funding for local public television stations to broadcast political debates prior to the 1998 election; CPB commissioned research to determine how the programs aided viewers in the election process. Viewers of the public television station local debate night program found the program to be of…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Audiences, Debate, Political Campaigns
Butler, Dennis G. – 1981
The telephone survey conducted by the Coast Community College District in 1980 provided considerable information about the community's awareness and viewing of the District's public broadcasting system (PBS) television station, KOCE. A comparison of responses about KOCE viewing and respondents' demographic characteristics revealed that level of…
Descriptors: Adults, Age, Community Colleges, Community Surveys
Gantz, Walter – 1980
Designed to assess the motivations viewers have for watching public television (PTV), the gratifications they derive from programs they enjoy, and their expectations of PTV, the pilot study described was conducted to provide information for program decision-making and efforts aimed at attracting different types of audiences. The research strategy…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Audiences, Educational Television, Interviews
Walters, Pamela Barnhouse – 1977
This survey, which was conducted to assess the general needs of adult Americans that could be served by educational programming for television, had three component parts: (1) a series of focus group interviews; (2) a telephone survey of 1300 adult Americans in order to ask the public directly about their predominant concerns; and (3) a series of…
Descriptors: Adults, Broadcast Television, Educational Television, Interviews
Granzberg, Gary, Ed.; Steinbring, Jack, Ed. – 1980
This study is a controlled longitudinal analysis of the impact and meaning of television among Algonkian Indians of central Canada which incorporates eight years of extensive participant observation field work and objective social and psychological testing in the pre- and post-television periods. The impact of television is discussed in terms of…
Descriptors: American Indians, Canada Natives, Cross Cultural Studies, Economic Research
Selnow, Gary W.; Reynolds, Hal – 1984
Interviews were conducted with 184 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students to determine patterns of pastime activities that stand as alternatives to television viewing. In the first portion of the 35-minute interview, respondents were presented with a current daily television listing and asked to indicate which programs they normally watched. To…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Elementary Education, Grade 6, Grade 7
Bossing, Lewis; Burgess, Linda Bost – 1984
A review of the literature that examines the relationship between television and reading achievement reveals, in general, a negative correlation between television viewing and the acquisition of reading skills. These studies, however, have been somewhat limited in both number and methodology. To further clarify the picture, a study was conducted…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 3, Literature Reviews, Primary Education
McDonald, Daniel G.; Schechter, Russell – 1986
A study suggested that audience feedback plays a central role in determining the types of television programs shown on the air and that two major ways series are adopted are through imitation of popular series and through a gradual, evolutionary process. Through an analysis of the prevalence of programs in six genres, these hypotheses were…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Feedback, Networks
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