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Young and information: 2004-2005

On the fifth year of "The Quality Information in the Classroom" initiative, which in the 2004-2005 school year has involved more than 1,000,000 students, 38,520 classes and 32,226 teachers of upper secondary schools throughout the country, the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori decided to interrogate the students and analyze the relationship between them and newspapers.

The first part of this publication proposes the update on the results of  the research conducted inclasses that involved both students and teachersduring the months of March and April 2005. In particular, the study proposes the students’ and teachers’ behaviors and assessments on the project, five years from its creation. The second part is dedicated to present the specifics of the youth, their interests, the social systems in whichthey belong, what role they give to relational sources and the media at their disposal. In particular, the differences between young people, according to their different degrees of exposure to the initiative,are highlightedThe third part is devoted to understand how students use their time, how much time is devoted to the various media and will also display the evaluation cards that the students created on newspapers, television, Internet and radio. The fourth part is devoted to understanding the possible relationship between young people and newspapers, exploring their opinions, experiences and expectations regarding this tool, and showing the performances that the initiative is producing over time, in order to teach them a new form of language.

Click on the cover to view the contents of the study commissioned by the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori to the Gfk-Eurisko Institute: