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Learning from Television: A Research Review

Traditionally, educators have perceived television as not particularly beneficial to literacy development. Concerns were fueled by findings suggesting that, with the introduction of television, people spend less time reading books, and reading scores decline. However, as our society is striving to make adjustments to the decline in literacy skills and new ways of learning and teaching are being explored, educators are becoming interested in exploring the educational potential of television and video for teaching basic literacy skills such as reading, writing, and math. By Babette Moeller, October 1996.

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