Open Access Graduate Research Paper
It has been observed by the researcher that during "sharing time" (activity where children bring things to show and tell about or share their experiences) many of the low achievers tell about television shows with much more frequency than high achievers. These accounts consistently deal with noneducational or commercial television. This led to the hypothesis that a negative correlation existed between noneducational television and student achievement. Concerning noneducational television, Schramm states that major studies show that television viewing tends to be associated with lower-than-average achievement. Television reduces reading time, social interaction time, and the opportunity to practice certain skills necessary to academic excellence. It tends to reduce the average level of intellectual stimulation available to a child after the age of about nine.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mary Nan Aldridge
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©1983 Charlotte A. Fiser
Fiser, Charlotte A., "Investigation of the effect of television on student achievement" (1983). Graduate Research Papers. 2309.