College of Education *
College of Education *
John Splaine (TLPL)
John Splaine
Contact Information:
Room: 0311B Benjamin Building
Phone: (301) 405-3584

John Splaine (Ed.D., Boston University)
Associate Professor Emeritus
Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)


Research Interests | Publications | Curriculum Vitae |

Research Interests

Research includes the effects of television on young people, the use of media in teaching, politics and policy development relative to educational technology, and humanistic aspects of educational media.


Selected Publications


Splaine, John and Kevin O'Reilly, Critical Viewing: Stimulant to Critical Thinking, Updated and Revised, Pacific Grove, California: Critical Thinking Press & Software (1996).

Splaine, John, The Road to the White House Since Television, Washington, DC.: C-SPAN Publications (1995).

Splaine, John and Michael Britt, The House Divided: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, San Mateo, California: Grafica Multimedia, Inc. (1995) (In CD ROM, 630 megabytes format).

Splaine, John, A Companion to the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Washington, DC.: C-SPAN (1994).

Splaine, John and Pam Splaine, Educating the Consumer of Television: An Interactive Approach, Pacific Grove, CA: Critical Thinking Press and Software (formerly Midwest Publications) (1992).

Splaine, et. al., Politica: Como comunicar un mensaje . Colonia del Valle, Mexico:  Publigrafics, 1992. (Original edition published in English in 1986)

Splaine, John and KevinO'Reilly, Critical Viewing: Stimulant to Critical Thinking, (A High School Textbook) Pacific Grove, California: Midwest Publications, 1987. Updated and Revised Edition published by Critical Thinking Press and Software, 1996.

Splaine, John, An Educator's Handbook. South Hamilton, Masschusetts: Critical Thinking Press, 1986.

Splaine, John and Richard Aieta, Issues in New Hampshire Government (an inquiry text for grades 7-12). Keene, New Hampshire: Impact Publications, 1971.

Books Edited and Chapters in Edited Books:

Splaine, John, ed., et. al., Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb: A Tour of Presidential Gravesites. Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press (2000) Distributed by The Johns Hopkins University Press for C-SPAN. {The paperback edition was published in 2003 by Public Affairs Books}

Splaine, John, ed., et. al., Traveling Tocqueville's America, Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press (1998) {Distributed by The Johns Hopkins University Press for C-SPAN}.

Splaine, John, et. al., Tocqueville in the Classroom: An Educators Resource, Washington, D.C.: C-SPAN in the Classroom (1998).

Splaine, John, "Mass Media as an Influence on Social Studies," Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning. New York: Macmillan & Co. (1991): 300-309.

Splaine, John, "Critical Viewing: An Essential Literacy," Jennings Scholar Lectures, 1988-89, Cleveland, Ohio: Martha Holden Jennings Foundation (1998): 153-177.

Splaine, John, "Critical Viewing: An Essential Literacy." In Jennings Scholar Lectures, 1987-88. Cleveland, Ohio: Martha Holden Jennings Foundation (1988): 43-64.

Splaine, John, "Some Observations on the Available Research for the Media Manager," The 1981 proceedings of Selected Research Paper Presentations of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University (1981): 611-623.

Splaine, John , "Is a Televised-Democracy an Oxymoron," Reporter, Vol. XVI, No. 1, Spring 2004, 1, 14.

Splaine, John, "Tocqueville's Journey on C-SPAN," PS: Political Sciences and Politics, Vol.XXXII, No. 2(June 1999): 197-202.

Splaine, John, "Elections in the TV Age," Better Viewing, Vol. 2, No. 2 (March/April 1996): 6-7, 12.

Splaine, John, "Media, Politics, and Citizenship," National Social Studies Supervisors Association Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 1(Spring 1992): 4.

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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

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