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ERIC Number: ED015220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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EDUCATIONAL MEDIA AND THE INHUMAN CONDITION.
FROST, JOE L.
SINCE THE DEFICITS OF THE DISADVANTAGED INDIVIDUAL ARE USUALLY INDUCED BY HIS ENVIRONMENT, IT IS ONLY THROUGH A POSITIVE MANIPULATION OF HIS TOTAL ENVIRONMENT THAT THESE DEFICITS CAN BE REMOVED. DISADVANTAGED GROUPS LIVE IN A WORLD ISOLATED FROM THE CULTURAL MAINSTREAM AND ARE, THUS, ALIENATED FROM THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS AND FROM MIDDLE-CLASS COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. ALSO, DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES LACK STANDARD INFORMATION ON FAMILY PLANNING, HEALTH, AND SANITATION MEASURES AND HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF ETHNIC SUCCESS MODELS AVAILABLE TO THEM. ONE METHOD OF INVOLVING AND MOTIVATING THE ALIENATED INDIVIDUAL IS THROUGH THE INTEGRATED USE OF COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA, INCLUDING PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION, TELEVISION, TELEWRITER, AND A COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE SYSTEMS WHICH WOULD REDUCE THE COST OF NATIONWIDE EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION. COMMUNITY LIBRARY PROGRAMS, DIRECTED AND STAFFED BY PERSONS SENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS OF DISADVANTAGED GROUPS, MIGHT BE ESTABLISHED, AND THE DAILY DELIVERY OF NEWSPAPERS TO LOW-INCOME AREAS INSURED. IN ADDITION, ADVERTISING COMPANIES MIGHT CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE EDUCATIONAL INVOLVEMENT WITHIN DISADVANTAGED GROUPS. FURTHERMORE, BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY MUST ASSUME A LARGE RESPONSIBILITY FOR RE-EDUCATING THE MASSES WHO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED BY INCREASING AUTOMATION. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALREADY CONTRIBUTES TO THE SUPPORT OF EDUCATIONAL MEDIA. HOWEVER, INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS AND NEW MEDIA CANNOT ALONE ELIMINATE THE ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES OF EDUCATIONAL DISADVANTAGEMENT. THIS ARTICLE IS APPENDIX D TO THE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA COUNCIL STUDY OF THE CONCENTRATION OF EDUCATIONAL MEDIA RESOURCES..., PART 1--EDUCATION OF THE CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED, FINAL REPORT. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Media Council, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Economic Opportunity Act 1964; Elementary Secondary Education Act; Higher Education Act 1965; Higher Education Facilities Act 1963; NATIONAL DEFENSE EDUCATION ACT; National Foundation on Arts Humanities Act 1965; Vocational Education Act 1963