With a distinctively international approach, Children and Television highlights the global perspective in each of the chapters, balancing the need to contextualize television in children s lives in their unique cultural spaces, as well as searching for universal understandings that hold true for children around the world.
1. The Home of Television Viewing.
2. Television and Individual Development.
3. Television and the Behavior of Children.
4. Television and the Social Construction of Reality.
5. Television and Learning.
6. Implications for Education and Policy.
7. Conclusion: Growing up in a Global Screen Culture.
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"Children and Television is a very nicely crafted text thatchronicles the integration of television into the lives of children and theirfamilies over the past 50 years. Given its accessible style, the textshould have appeal within the academic community and among the laypublic. In fact, the latter stand to gain the most in terms of betterunderstanding, from a scientifically substantiated vantage point, of howtelevision has fit into children′s lives today and how it will prepare themfor the inevitable integration of more sophisticated media forms intotheir lives tomorrow." PsycCRITIQUES