Children and Television: A Challenge for Education

Synopsis

Since the mid-1970s a shift in perspective has occurred on the relationship between TV and young viewers. Researchers, parents, teachers, policymakers, and consumer advocate groups have shown increased criticism of televisions's role as social educator, babysitter, agent for mass consumer socialization, and perpetrator of questionable social values, morals, and mythical human behaviors. Educators intersted in understanding the complex and wide-ranging contrversies about the influence of television on children will find much in this edited collection to clarify their understanding of the empirical research, educational practice, and national policy issues raised by the relationship between TV and children.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Gavriel Salomon
  • Gerald J. Gorn
  • Marvin E. Goldberg
  • Meredith M. Kimball
  • Lesley A. Joy
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1987