Raising a World-Wise Child And the Power of Media

Wartella, Ellen; Knell, Gary E.
November 2004
Phi Delta Kappan;Nov2004, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p222
Discusses how children worldwide can use television and the power of media to stay well informed. Research by the Kaiser Family Foundation which found that U.S. children from six months to six years of age spend the same amount of time with screen media as they do playing daily; Consideration of a comparative study of children's use of television in 23 countries; Effects of planned educational programming on the academic achievements of children at varying levels; Ways to use television to educate children about domestic and international conflicts; Development of television programs and curriculum that expose American audiences to international themes; Involvement of organizations in media interventions to confront contemporary social issues.


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