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ERIC Number: ED017753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 1
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TELEVISION AND SOCIAL WORK, A CASE HISTORY OF A PROJECT IN ADULT EDUCATION, BASED ON THE BBC-2 TELEVISION SERIES, 'THE SOCIAL WORKERS,' OCTOBER 1965-FEBRUARY 1966.
HANDCOCK, ALAN; ROBINSON, JOHN
A COMBINATION OF TELEVISION, GROUP STUDY, PRIVATE STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE STUDY, AND PRACTICAL WORK PROVIDED AN EXTENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE NATURE AND METHODS OF SOCIAL WORK, PRINCIPALLY FOR VOLUNTEER AND PART-TIME WORKERS THROUGH 16 HALF-HOUR PROGRAMS ON SOCIAL WORK AND ADMINISTRATION BROADCAST ON BBC-2 BETWEEN OCTOBER 5, 1965 AND FEBRUARY 8, 1966. SUPPORTING ELEMENTS WERE--(1) A HANDBOOK FOR HOME AND GROUP STUDY, (2) A NETWORK OF OVER 200 STUDY GROUPS, (3) A NATIONAL EXTENSION COLLEGE (CAMBRIDGE) CORRESPONDENCE COURSE FOR 100 HOME STUDENTS AND GROUP MEMBERS, AND (4) A RESEARCH PROJECT ON THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER THAT EXAMINED REACTIONS OF GROUP MEMBERS AND CORRESPONDENCE STUDENTS. CRITICISMS CONCERNED SUPERFICIALITY OF BROADCASTS, REFLECTED AN UNEXPECTEDLY WELL-INFORMED, COMMITTED PARTICIPANT GROUP, AND SUGGESTED FAILURE OF THE SERIES TO ATTRACT GENERAL-INTEREST NATIONAL EXTENSION COLLEGE STUDENTS. USE OF STUDY GROUPS, CORRESPONDENCE STUDY, AND HANDBOOKS TO SUPPLEMENT THE BROADCASTS WAS FAVORABLY RECEIVED. (PROJECT ORGANIZATION AND PRODUCTION OF THE SERIES ARE DISCUSSED. APPENDIXES ARE LETTERS TO PROJECT CONSULTANTS, ORGANIZERS OF THE STUDY GROUPS, AND STUDY GROUPS.) THE DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE, FOR SIX SHILLINGS, FROM NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADULT EDUCATION, 35 QUEEN ANNE ST., LONDON. (LY)
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Identifiers: BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION; National Extension College (England); University of Exeter (England)