Calderoni, Jose. “Telesecundaria: Using TV to Bring Education to Rural Villages.” Education and Technology Tecnical Note Series 3.2 (1998). Print.

This article analyses the education program known as Telesecundaria. Mexico has been addressing the educational needs of children living in rural villages. A fifteen minute tv segment is played, followed by forty five minutes of in class instruction. This method has worked well, is cost-effective and has been successful in keeping students enrolled in school throughout high school. Telesecundaria is a form of media that works well in the educational environment of rural villages.

De Moura Castro, Claudio. “Mexico’s Telesecundaria, Bringing Education by Television to Rural Areas.” TechKnowLogia (1999): 29-32. Print.

This article, printed in an educational journal, explains the pattern and plan of Telesecundaria in secondary schools of rural Mexico. According to the article, this is one of few programs that have proved to be more effective than popular public school programs. It results in better test scores and better flow rates, meaning more students that participate in Telesecundaria stay in school than those going to public school. This article draws off of Calderoni’s article on the same educational program.

Estill, Adriana. “The Mexican Telenovela and Its Foundational Fictions.” Latin American Literature and Mass Media. By Solda%u0301n Edmundo Paz and Debra A. Castillo. New York: Garland Pub., 2001. 170-89. Print.

Laura Podalsky. “The Young, the Damned, and the Restless: Youth in Contemporary Mexican Cinema.” Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media 49.1 (2008): 144-60. Print.

Levison, D. “Youth Education and Work in Mexico.” World Development 29.1 (2001): 167-88. Print.

Shrum, L. J. “Assessing the Social Influence of Television: A Social Cognition Perspective on Cultivation Effects.” Communication Research 22.4 (1995): 402-29. Print.

The author uses the cultivation theory to analyze how television influences social behavior. She starts out assuming that television does have an impact, and sets out to prove that the cultivation theory does make sense when viewed from a social cognitive standpoint.

Zigerell, James J., George W. Hazzard, and Joel Charles. “Media in Education.” Change 8.5 (1976). Print.


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