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Television as a Teaching Medium
A discussion of the book "Growing Up with Television," by JoEllen Fisherkeller.
# 140744 | 1,000 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Communication (Television) , Education (Jr High/High School)

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This paper examines the book "Growing Up with Television," by JoEllen Fisherkeller. The paper looks at how the author tracks the use of television and television images by a small group of select students in an alternative middle school who used television images to shapes their lives and the lives which they presented to society as a whole, finding that they could use television images positively.

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"Television has a tremendous potential as a teaching tool. Despite this potential, many critics decry television, dubbing the television set the "boob tube," the "idiot box," and saying of the entire medium that it is little more than an uninterrupted wasteland (Fisherkeller 31). As JoEllen Fisherkeller contends in her study, "Growing Up with Television: Everyday Learning Among Young Adolescents", television can be used as a powerful learning tool. Nevertheless, Fisherkeller begins by noting that television has certain limitations which must be considered in tapping and shaping its learning potential. First, television has become ubiquitous in our..."

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