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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 ...

Rubik's Tube: Developing a Child's Television Worldview
Rubik's tube: Developing a child's television worldview

Television is … a major source of information about what happens in the local community, throughout the country, and around the globe. The medium helps shape our understanding of ourselves, our society, and our place in the world. (Fontana, 1988, p. 348)

And as the world's children catch a glimpse of one another through their television window, perceptions form, stereotypes develop, and expectations abound. No longer will these young be simply children. They will be television portrayals of different children, and this difference can make all the difference in their world of perception, valuing, and interaction.

Cross-Cultural Experience with Television

Various cultures and subcultures spend notably different amounts of time with television and watch for ...

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