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Espejo, Cristina Y., Comp. (1978). List of Theses 1975 and 1976. The fourth in a continuing series, this publication lists the masters' and doctoral theses on various aspects of mass communication concerning Asia submitted to colleges and universities in Asia and abroad in 1975-1976. The 93 entries are grouped into eight sections: general; advertising, management, and public relations; broadcast media; social aspects of communication; education; film and other audiovisual media; print media; and rural communication. An author/title index and a list of institutions surveyed for the list are included. Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Asian Studies, Audiovisual Aids, Communication (Thought Transfer)

Fasick, Adele M. (1998). Managing Children's Services in the Public Library. Second Edition. This book examines the ways in which children's librarians can manage their services so collections and programs reach the intended audience. In the introduction to this second edition, the author considers recent changes in demographics, economics, social patterns, media and technology trends, and consequent changing emphases in managing children's services. Seventeen chapters cover the following topics: (1) planning a program of services; (2) developing tools to meet program goals; (3) developing policies and procedures; (4) creating a productive work environment; (5) recruiting and retaining staff; (6) security issues and common problems; (7) intellectual freedom and censorship; (8) organizing special events; (9) integrating children's services in the library system; (10) annual reports in various formats; (11) preparing budgets; (12) planning facilities; (13) community public relations; (14) fund-raising activities; (15) relating to school media centers; (16) serving children outside of schools; and (17) networking with other children's librarians. (Contains 122 references.) Descriptors: Childrens Libraries, Intellectual Freedom, Library Administration, Library Development

Roberts, Donald F. (1999). Kids & Media @ the New Millennium: A Kaiser Family Foundation Report [with] Appendices. A Comprehensive National Analysis of Children's Media Use. This report presents details of a study which gathered information about all kinds of media behaviors from a nationally representative sample of American youth–the study asked: In this modern media environment, how much time do American children devote to each of the different media? According to the report. The data for the study came from two national samples: a nationally representative sample of 1090 children aged 2 through 7 years and a nationally representative sample of 2065 students in grades 3 through 12 (8-18 years). The report is divided into the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Methods; (3) The Media Environment (household media, personal media, constant television households, children's media environment: some generalizations); (4) Patterns of Daily Media Use; (5) Content Preferences (television content, video content, movie content, video games, computer games, chat rooms, web sites, popular music, magazine genres, book genres, newspaper content, print); (6) Contexts of Exposure; (7) Further Explorations (personal contentedness and social adjustment, media preferences, attitudes toward television and computers, school grades, heavy versus light media exposure); and (8) Summary and Conclusions. Contains 90 tables of data and 36 references. A separate Appendix section with additional data is included: Appendix A deals with methodology; Appendix B details a media use diary; Appendix C contains toplines; Appendix D deals with media genres.   [More]  Descriptors: Children, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media Effects

Johannessen, Koreen; Collins, Carolyn; Glider, Peggy; Mills-Novoa, Beverly (1999). A Practical Guide to Alcohol Abuse Prevention: A Campus Case Study in Implementing Social Norms and Environmental Management Approaches. Despite increased attention given to alcohol use and its negative consequences on college campuses, national data indicates that there have been only small decreases in levels of alcohol consumption for over two decades. This guide describes how one university was able to decrease heavy drinking on campus by 29.2% during a four-year period. Their prevention efforts were a blend of two approaches: social norming and environmental management. A social norms campaign was used to educate students about the amount of drinking norms on campus since contrary to what they perceived, heavier drinkers represented the minority while moderate drinkers represented the majority. The environmental management or public health approach emphasized the responsibility the college had in creating prevention policies that established and maintained a healthy and safe environment. The approach involved identifying individuals and organizations on campus that had a stake in alcohol prevention and gaining their public support for policy development and prevention efforts. Suggestions are provided for the development of a social norms media campaign and the evaluation measures that can be part of the planning process for implementing a social norms model. (Contains 22 references and a list of 13 resources.)   [More]  Descriptors: Behavior Standards, College Students, Demonstration Programs, Drinking

Baggot, James; Vino, Faith (1971). Social Studies: Media, Minds, and Masses. This secondary course of study teaches the student to investigate and analyze the impact of mass communication on contemporary society. Media affects the individual and society politically, socially, and economically. Knowledge and understanding of the operation, impact, history and development of radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and movies prepare students more effectively for citizenship. A framework of performance objectives is provided in the study course. Content is divided into three parts, each including stated objectives with learning activities requiring student participation listed beneath. The three parts attempt to teach students to: 1) analyze how and in what ways media affects society and examine theories by experts in the field; 2) study the history, development, and workings of mass media and compare media content and techniques; and, 3) examine challenges and criticisms facing the media. Additional features include a bibliography of student and teacher resources listing books, films and periodicals. Related documents are: SO 002 708 through SO 002 718.   [More]  Descriptors: Activity Units, Behavioral Objectives, Broadcast Industry, Communications

Kramer, Arthur; LaMar, Ansley W. (2000). Restructuring the General Studies Program at a Public Urban University: Assessment, Evaluation, and Implementation. AIR 2000 Annual Forum Paper. This study presents a process used to assess the general education component of the undergraduate curriculum, focusing particularly on the components of the methodology that provided the data used to suggesting changes in the program. The study was undertaken at an urban institution with an undergraduate population of 6,000, and involved analysis of graduates' transcripts to examine course sequence and compliance with university policy on course sequence enrollment, analysis of syllabi, a course audit questionnaire set to faculty, development of an academic profile of students, and a survey of faculty and staff. The revised curriculum that was the outcome of the study requires a base of 18 undergraduate credits, including English composition, fundamentals of math and/or intermediate algebra, civilization, and first-year experience. A 48-credit distribution component requires that students take 6 credits in each of six areas: natural sciences, social sciences, arts/media, humanities, multicultural/language studies, and quantitative and computer literacy, plus 12 additional credits as electives. The study notes that optimal use was not made of all the data collected, but suggests that as the program progresses only data needed to make necessary program changes will be collected, and that the process will become better understood.   [More]  Descriptors: College Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development

WGBH-TV, Boston, MA. (2000). A Teacher's Guide for "The Merchant of Venice" and "Othello.". William Shakespeare has influenced most, if not all, Western playwrights. His techniques, themes, characters, and plots are contained in much of what is produced today, from television to Broadway. This teacher's guide provides summaries of the plays "The Merchant of Venice" and "Othello," essays, and corresponding student activities. The summaries can be used to introduce students to the plays before they watch the films, as well as for reference after viewing. The essays will help students gain background information and put the plays into context. The first essay, "Adapting Shakespeare," explores the timelessness of Shakespeare's themes, as well as the pros and cons of adapting his works, and the accompanying activities help students compare and contrast the adaptations. The second essay, "On Race and Religion," examines the portrayal of these controversies in the "Merchant of Venice" and "Othello," and the activities invite students to examine these issues further. The final section, "The Filmmaker's Vision," asks students to investigate the cinematic techniques and choices used in making the films. The guide suggests that these two plays offer excellent possibilities for team teaching in literature, history, social studies, and media studies. (NKA) books.   [More]  Descriptors: Class Activities, Classics (Literature), Critical Viewing, Drama

Burd, Gene (1984). Contradictions and Cross Purposes in Alcohol Usage in Media and Society: An Ironic Focus. Focusing on a serious social problem that links mass communication and society, this paper uses the techniques of irony and meta-research to examine the paradoxial discrepancies between the intent of acts and the outcomes of actions in social and media policy in the culture of alcohol. It examines the history and folklore of alcohol and community; the role of alcohol in journalism, humor, language, music, films and television, politics, and advertising; and the relationship of sports, media, and alcohol. In addition, the paper discusses alcohol and the newer minority cultures (the aged, women, gays, the handicapped), as well as those cultures of race and ethnicity. It directs attention toward the "alcohol minority" community and to the media coverage of the problems of alcohol.  In conclusion, the paper suggests a more appropriate agenda for social action and research and notes how drinking is interwoven with the nature of urban culture.   [More]  Descriptors: Alcoholism, Content Analysis, Cultural Images, Drinking

Lacy, Grace (1979). The Social and Emotional Development of the Gifted/Talented. The author contends that a comprehensive approach to differentiating instruction for the gifted must involve values, feelings, personal growth, and interpersonal relations so the gifted child is free to realize his optimum potential. The paper describes some of the major adjustment problems faced by the gifted as well as some approaches to affective education. Sections address the following: problems of the gifted/talented/creative; curriculum implications of changing conceptions of man (individual versus holistic man, cooperation rather than competition); approaches to affective education; moral education; the new civism; values clarification; philosophy for children; moralizing and role modeling; group processes and perceptual psychology; games; situational ethics; social action; media and visual literacy; critical thinking; creativity; aesthetic education; humanistic education; the F. Williams Model for teaching thinking and feeling; and suggested principles for affective education programing. A nine page bibliography covering 35 subject areas concludes the document. Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Gifted

Stone, Gerald; Wu, Lei (1993). Influences of Gender and Adolescent Pleasure Book Reading on Young Adult Media Use. A study examined gender differences in media use with emphasis on reading for pleasure as adolescents. Subjects, 191 freshmen and sophomores enrolled in survey courses in mass media at Memphis State University and Southern Illinois University, completed surveys designed to investigate how young adults established their pattern of mass media use in the context of other leisure-time activities. Results indicated that more young females than young males read books for the pleasure, and that this difference is associated with an array of social and media use habits through a person's teenage years. However, these gender differences in media use seem to dissipate by the time young adults reach college. (Five tables of data are included; 19 references are attached.)   [More]  Descriptors: Adolescents, Higher Education, Mass Media Use, Media Research

Weisgerber, Robert A.; Rubin, David (1985). Social Solutions for School-To-Work Transition. The paper reviews the development and use of the Social Solutions Curriculum, designed for learning disabled, mildly retarded, and disturbed young adults in transition from secondary school settings into the community and the work environment. Development aspects addressed include an initial telephone survey of practitioners which identified 11 problem areas, such as taking responsibility for actions and decisions, naming and expressing feelings, and developing close relationships. Learning activity cards were designed to communicate desirable behaviors, and 14 group study units were developed for teaching group social skills. Media used included audio cassettes and videotapes. Additional components of the curriculum are a personal growth plan and a mentor's manual. Examples of the curriculum's application conclude the paper. Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Emotional Disturbances, Interpersonal Competence

Latourette, Deb; And Others (1994). An Integrated Approach to Studying Mass Media Audiences. Based on the premise that multimethod approaches that integrate quantitative and qualitative research methods are best suited to contextual studies of media audiences, two studies of mass media use and meaning were conducted with college undergraduates. Research grew out of a classroom assignment wherein students avoided all media products (films, TV, etc.) for a 24-hour period to focus attention on the place of media use in their lives. This was also what was asked of the subjects in the study. Initial subject pool consisted of 80 undergraduates at Loyola of Chicago, of whom 31 completed the study. The study was broadened to include subjects drawn from Northwestern and DePaul; the numbers were increased from 80 to 250. Of these 250, 89 completed the study, 49 experimental subjects and 47 control subjects. Subjects were pretested and surveyed. The second study extended the fast period to 48 hours, some items in the pretest were changed, tests of subjective mental health and self-image were added, and participants were encouraged to volunteer for follow-up interviews. Tests to determine the comparability of Study 1 and Study 2 quantitative results were performed on 28 variables. Survey consisted of open-ended questions on levels of media use. Responses indicated that both solitary and social media use have more than one dimension. Subjects' remarks regarding the difficulty of changing media use patterns can be interpreted as an indication of how deeply media use is embedded in social context. (Includes eight notes, and three tables of data. Contains 27 references.)   [More]  Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Interviews

Kroloff, George (1979). The New World Information Order Revisited. Perspectives that stem from the free enterprise philosophy/economy of the United States make up this paper that presents a private American citizen's view of several international communications/information issues. Topics discussed include the World Administrative Radio Conference; direct broadcast by satellite; the transfer of technology between nations; the economic and social aspects of media; the immense diversity of media; the need for strong, accurate media representing more than one point of view in all nations; the question of cultural imposition; the proliferation of consumer oriented societies; and the need for effective communication between those who deal with information systems, especially in developing nations. Descriptors: Communication Problems, Communications, Developing Nations, Information Dissemination

Miller, Martin G., Comp. (1966). A Bibliography on Police and Community Relations. A reflection of concerns of social scientists and of those involved in law enforcement, this extensive bibliography on police and community relations covers general material (including historical reviews); problems and approaches in police administration; the police image and community relations; the impact of the civil rights movement and civil rights legislation; the law, the judiciary, and law enforcement; minorities, race relations, and poverty; the role of the news media; social change, prejudice, violence, and other psychological and sociological aspects of the problem of law enforcement; juvenile delinquency and other problems of youth; and children's books on the life and job of police officers.   [More]  Descriptors: Administration, Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature

Wilkinson, Andrew; And Others (1966). Spoken English. "Educational Review" Occasional Publications Number Two. Modifications of current assumptions both about the nature of the spoken language and about its functions in relation to personality development are suggested in this book. The discussion covers an explanation of "oracy" (the oral skills of speaking and listening); the contributions of linguistics to the teaching of English in Britain; the influences of early environment, education, social environment, mass media, and the British self-image on the development of speaking ability; methods of teaching spoken English; and the testing of oral expression and listening comprehension (with sample test items). The appendices include a list of records and a selected bibliography on language. Descriptors: Educational Testing, English Instruction, Environmental Influences, Linguistics

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