Patricia Kais

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Television and children; Television in education; Reading (Elementary)


This research paper was undertaken. in order to examine the effects of television viewing on children from kindergarten through third grade. Of particular concern was the effect of television viewing on reading. The writer's purpose was to explore the problem from two areas: The first area examined was that of commercial television and its effects on the child's development which can lead to success in reading. The second area which the writer wished to explore was the impact of educational television. Those programs which have been designed specifically to teach were discussed as to their strengths and weaknesses in reaching the goals set forth by their creators, and the goals which are set by educators in reading.


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