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Rosenkoetter, Lawrence I.; Rosenkoetter, Sharon E.; Ozretich, Rachel A.; Acock, Alan C. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2004
In an effort to minimize the harmful effects of violent TV, a yearlong intervention was undertaken with children in Grades 1 through 3 (N = 177). The classroom-based intervention consisted of 31 brief lessons that emphasized the many ways in which television distorts violence. As hypothesized, the intervention resulted in a reduction in children's…
Descriptors: Intervention, Violence, Television Viewing, Elementary School Students
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Bain, Christina – Art Education, 2004
In this paper, the author asks the reader to imagine the format of a new reality show: "American Teacher," which would feature preserves college students competing for a chance at a lucrative teaching contract, albeit far less than a million dollars. Each week, viewers would vote the contestants out of the classroom instead of off the island.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Art Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Coster, Karin; Loots, Gerrit – International Journal of Art and Design Education, 2004
This article offers a theoretical framework of a meaningful art education for blind people. Existing literature focuses on the interaction between the artwork and the blind person. This text describes this aesthetic encounter which is complex due to tactile sensations, individual differences of the non-sighted viewer and specific features of the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Impairments, Learning Modalities, Tactual Perception
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Ward, L. Monique – Developmental Psychology, 2004
Although concern is often expressed that frequent media exposure may adversely affect the self-esteem and racial self-esteem of African American youths, evidence to support this assumption has been limited. To examine this issue, the author collected data among 156 African American high school students, testing connections among racial…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, African American Students, Adolescents, Self Concept
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Howitt, Dennis; Cumberbatch, Guy – Journal of Moral Education, 1973
Article explores the idea that exposure to fictional characters on the motion picture screen or on television causes the viewer, expecially young people, to identify with one or more of the characters involved. Suggestions for improvements in research into mass communications are offered. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Artists, Concept Formation, Correlation, Factor Analysis
Streicher, Lawrence H. – 1972
Caricature and its distortion of reality as developed in the mass press are discussed in relation to the appearance of caricatural elements in other media, such as radio and television. High frequency of appearances of these distorted roles and situations might lead to viewers' perceptual rigidity in typing of characters in general, but might have…
Descriptors: Affluent Youth, Caricatures, Children, Conference Reports
Lanier, Vincent – 1968
The main concern of this study--what is the image of the artist as it is projected by entertainment films--raises four subsidiary questions. The first is whether that image varies from one film to another and, if so, how and to what extent. Secondly, presuming such variations, are they related to the time period in which the films were produced?…
Descriptors: Art Education, Artists, Attitudes, Biographies
White, Mimi – 1986
Although "The Equalizer" and "Finder of Lost Loves" are different kinds of prime time fiction--urban thriller on the one hand and fantasy melodrama on the other--they share an underlying dramatic structure and symbolic problematic in their repeated enactments of a therapeutic cure overseen by a mediating, authority figure. The…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Conflict, Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis
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Schmitt, Kelly L.; Anderson, Daniel R.; Collins, Patricia A. – Developmental Psychology, 1999
Recorded home television viewing of 2-, 5-, 8-, 12-year olds, and adults on time-lapse videotapes over 10-day period. Found that cuts, movement, and overt purposeful character behavior were positively related to viewer's looking behavior, independent of child versus adult programming. Associations with looking behavior for other features depended…
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Children, Childrens Television
Leckenby, John D.; Surlin, Stuart H. – 1978
Some critics of broadcasting assert that the authoritarian dimension of entertainment television encourages viewer passivity and the uncritical acceptance of negative social values on the part of some viewers. This paper reviews the research on this topic and presents two new studies that tested the authoritarian impact of entertainment…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Authoritarianism, Broadcast Television, College Students
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Dates, Jannette – Journal of Broadcasting, 1980
Students from eight Baltimore City Public Schools were given the Multifactor Racial Attitude Inventory (MRAI) to survey attitudes towards Blacks in television programs. Results indicated that, although Blacks identified strongly and more positively with Black television characters, there was no consistent pattern relative to racial attitudes and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Bibliographies, Black Attitudes
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Skretta, John – English Journal, 1997
Discusses a high school unit involving the cartoon characters "Beavis" and "Butt-head." Examines how social values and social conflicts affect and mirror language use. Describes Beavis and Butt-head projects, and objections to the unit. Argues that schools must embrace nonprint texts to help students become skilled, literate,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Critical Viewing, English Instruction
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Rose, Brian – Journal of Communication, 1979
Examines the content of daytime serial dramas to determine how the narrative structure promotes a sense of involvement in viewers. Competing plot lines, the lack of a concrete sense of resolution, the pattern of episodes, and the audience's awareness of information kept secret from characters all contribute to audience involvement. (JMF)
Descriptors: Audiences, Characterization, Content Analysis, Drama
Surlin, Stuart H. – 1973
The highly rated television program series, "All in the Family," was used to test the relationship between attitudes espoused by televised characters and attitudes held by viewers of this type of television programing. On the basis of survey questionnaires, it was condluded that people who hold dogmatic and, especially, racist beliefs find…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Beliefs, Bias, Broadcast Industry
Tate, Eugene D.; Surlin, Stuart H. – 1975
This study was conducted to test the relationship between dogmatism and agreement with the television character Archie Bunker among adult Canadians. It was hypothesized that highly dogmatic Canadians would demonstrate the same identification with Archie Bunker that highly dogmatic viewers from the U. S. demonstrate, and it was also hypothesized…
Descriptors: Adults, Audiences, Cross Cultural Studies, Dogmatism
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