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By: Edward L. Palmer, K. Taylor Smith & Kim S. Strawser

In: Children & Television: Images in a Changing Sociocultural World

Chapter 10: Rubik's Tube: Developing a Child's Television Worldview

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Rubik's Tube: Developing a Child's Television Worldview
Rubik's tube: Developing a child's television worldview
EdwardL.Palmer
K.TaylorSmith
KimS.Strawser

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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