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Children and Television
Images in a Changing Socio-Cultural World

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May 1993 | 334 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"A worthwhile effort." --The Hindustan Times "Children and Television provides a detailed description of the patterns of representation of different groups on children's television programs (including commercial broadcast, public broadcast, and cable) and their potential consequences for the development of people's worldviews. . . . Children and Television is a readable and interesting introduction to research on children and television by scholars in a variety of social science disciplines as well as media professions." Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media "There is much in this collection of 22 essays which will be of interest to anyone concerned with understanding children's interaction with television." --Media Development "The issues addressed in Children and Television, are of critical importance to us at PBS. Congratulations on completing this thoughtful work. We are forwarding copies to those public television programs that on occasion review books or address these topics in their programming. . . . Works like Children and Television provide useful food for thought for those of us who care about children, whether as parents, citizens, educators or media professionals." --Jennifer Lawson, Executive Vice President, National Programming and Promotion Services, PBS "A thought provoking publication." --Educational Media International "This is an impressive and wide-ranging collection, especially given current policy discussions about enforcement of the Children's Television Act." --Communication Booknotes Today, children grow up in a media-driven society. While children of every generation face new demands and difficulties, the media explosion represents special challenges because television now plays a role in the child's socialization process. Set within a multicultural context, Gordon L. Berry and Joy Keiko Asamen explore how television influences our children. Children and Television identifies the social and cultural impact of television on the psychosocial development of children who are growing up in an ever-changing, multicultural world. A thought-provoking and challenging book, it analyzes major media organizations and projects policies, practices, and research directions for the future. Contributors discuss various forms of television and its effect on attention, comprehension, and behavior; television's effects on imaginative and creative capabilities of children; and the medium's influence on the socialization of youth. They also cover the cultural content of Saturday morning television; the portrayal of major ethnic and racial minority populations in the United States and the effects these portrayals have on children's attitudes toward these populations; and the portrayal of women, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Gordon L Berry
Introduction
Television as a Worldwide Cultural Tapestry

 
 
PART ONE: TELEVISION AND THE DEVELOPING CHILD IN A MULTIMEDIA WORLD
John P Murray
The Developing Child in a Multimedia Society
Catherine N Doubleday and Kristin L Droege
Cognitive Developmental Influences on Children's Understanding of Television
Marguerite Fitch, Aletha C Huston and John C Wright
From Television Forms to Genre Schemata
Children's Perceptions of Television Reality

 
Patricia Marks Greenfield et al
The Program-Length Commercial
A Study of the Effects of Television/Toy Tie-Ins on Imaginative Play

 
Dorothy G Singer
Creativity of Children in a Television World
James A Anderson and Milton E Ploghoft
Children and Media in Media Education
Gordon L Berry
The Medium of Television and the School Curriculum
Turning Research into Classroom Practice

 
 
PART TWO: TELEVISION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CHILD'S WORLDVIEW
George Comstock
The Medium and the Society
The Role of Television in American Life

 
Bradley S Greenberg and Jeffrey E Brand
Cultural Diversity on Saturday Morning Television
Edward L Palmer, K Taylor Smith and Kim S Strawser
Rubik's Tube
Developing a Child's Television Worldview

 
Richard L Allen
Conceptual Models of an African-American Belief System
A Program of Research

 
 
PART THREE: TELEVISION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CHILD'S UNDERSTANDING OF DIVERSE POPULATIONS
Sherryl Browne Graves
Television, the Portrayal of African Americans, and the Development of Children's Attitudes
Haney Geiogamah (Kiowa) and D Michael Pavel (Skokomish)
Developing Television for American Indian and Alaska Native Children in the Late 20th Century
Darrell Y Hamamoto
They're So Cute When They're Young
The Asian-American Child on Television

 
Federico A Subervi-Vélez and Susan Colsant
The Television Worlds of Latino Children
Nancy Signorielli
Television, the Portrayal of Women, and Children's Attitudes
Peter M Kovaric
Television, the Portrayal of the Elderly, and Children's Attitudes
Elaine Makas
Changing Channels
The Portrayal of People with Disabilities on Television

 
 
PART FOUR: FUTURE PERSPECTIVES ON PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
Dale Kunkel
Policy and the Future of Children's Television
Gordon L Berry
Public Television Programming and the Changing Cultural Landscape
Horst Stipp
The Challenge to Improve Television for Children
A New Perspective

 
Geraldine Laybourne
The Nickelodeon Experience
Joy Keiko Asamen
Epilogue
What Children Learn from Television and How They Learn It

 

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