Schemata for understanding television

W. Andrew Collins

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Three sources of knowledge, or schemata, are critical for the child's comprehension of television portrayals: familiarity with exposition formats, knowledge and experience of the social world, and understanding of the formal features specific to television.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-45
Number of pages15
JournalNew directions for child and adolescent development
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1981

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