TV has more impact

29th August 1997 at 01:00
Children find it easier to remember news they have seen on television than news they have read in newspapers, research suggests. This contrasts with research on adults, which found the opposite, and indicates that teachers could be underestimating the power of TV to educate.

Two academics from Lieden University in the Netherlands tested 72 nine-year-olds and 80 11-year-olds on their recall of five identical news stories presented on television and in print.

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