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Part III: Television and the Development of a Child's Understanding of Diverse Populations

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Television and the Development of a Child's Understanding of Diverse Populations
Television and the development of a child's understanding of diverse populations

Television offers portrayals of diverse segments of the population. Through these medium portrayals, some children develop perceptions and attitudes about themselves and others.

Part III includes chapters written by scholars who have studied how the television portrayals of the diverse populations in our society affect the attitude development of our youth toward these groups of people. Although diverse populations are seen more often on television, a consistent theme that emerges in reading the various contributions is that current television programming is still falling short in the way diverse populations are portrayed. For many of the groups represented on the screen, the portrayal is not coming ...

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