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“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 ...

Television and the Developing Child in a Multimedia World
Television and the developing child in a multimedia world

Children today are growing up in a society driven by various forms of media. Although children of every generation have always been faced with changes taking place around them, the media explosion today presents special challenges because television and its electronic relations seem to play a role, albeit one sometimes difficult to identify, in the socialization process.

The chapters in Part I are designed to provide the reader with a point of departure for understanding the developmental impact of television on the social, psychological, and educational dimensions of children growing up in a world where television, as well as other media, are the norm. Given the ubiquity and power ...

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