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ERIC Number: ED019271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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THE USE OF MOTION PICTURES IN TEACHING SLOW LEARNERS.
BABCOCK, DAVID
A 3-YEAR PROGRAM, "MODERN SOCIETY--ITS VALUES AND ITS DEMANDS," WAS DEVISED TO MAKE USE OF THE VISUAL AND ORAL ABILITIES OF "RELUCTANT" SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. SEVENTEEN MODERN NOVELS AND PLAYS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THEIR MOTION PICTURE ADAPTATIONS WERE STUDIED AND VIEWED. STUDENTS GRADED THE FILMS ON THE BASES OF CHARACTERIZATION, THEME, SOUND EFFECTS, DIRECTION, AND PHOTOGRAPHY, AND WERE REQUIRED TO DEFEND THEIR OPINIONS. CROSS-MEDIA LITERARY ANALYSIS WAS ENCOURAGED. THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MOVIE-BOOK UNITS ATTEMPTED WERE "DETECTIVE STORY,""A RAISIN IN THE SUN," AND "THE BRIDGES OF TOKO-RI," ALL OF WHICH TOUCHED ON CURRENT TEENAGE PROBLEMS. DURING THE COURSE OF THE PROGRAM, STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED REPEATEDLY THAT THEY WERE DEVELOPING GREATER PERCEPTION IN VIEWING FILMS. ALTHOUGH CROSS-MEDIA PROGRAMS REQUIRE LARGE BLOCKS OF TEACHER TIME, A SIZABLE BUDGET, AND INTERDEPARTMENTAL COOPERATION, THE APPROACH YIELDS MORE ENTHUSIASM AND A HIGHER QUALITY OF WORK FOR SLOW STUDENTS THAN HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY EXPECTED. (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE ENGLISH RECORD," VOL. 18 (DECEMBER 1967), 19-24.) (JB)
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Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Verona); Vernon Verona Sherrill Central High School NY