ERIC Number: ED024858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Of Messages and Media; Teaching and Learning by Public Television. CSLEA. Notes and Essays on Education for Adults, 58.
Alter, Henry C.
The purpose of this essay is to explain and demonstrate to educators the special strength of public television as an ally of education in general, with a view to obtaining greater understanding which will ultimately lead to more effective cooperation between public television and the educational world. Part one traces the evolution of educational television, estimates the performance of educational television over the years, and analyzes and interprets the special method and style of public television as an educational medium. Part two describes and discusses the programs produced by National Educational Television; it demonstrates how a viewer might have "studied" such varied areas as geography, arts, science, education, and current issues, in the special style of television--in shows dictated by events or as part of a general program series. The approach is interdisciplinary, cutting across academic categories. Three appendixes list NET public affairs programs, 1967, NET cultural programs, 1967, and NET programing on civil rights, race, and poverty, 1963-68. There is a list of recommended readings. (nl)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Civil Rights, Cultural Education, Educational Television, Information Dissemination, Poverty, Program Descriptions, Public Affairs Education, Public Television, Racial Relations, Teacher Effectiveness, Visual Learning
Syracuse University Press, Box 8, University Station, Syracuse, N.Y., 13210 ($2.00).
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston)