ERIC Number: ED042754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Film: The Reality of Being.
Sheratsky, Rodney E.
The visual media, particularly film, has challenged today's educators by competing for students' time and interests and by providing a relevancy that books designed for school use do not have. Using film study to combat the supposed immorality of theatrical films and employing instructional film to transmit information has provided a negative precedent for the methodology of film teaching. To combat this, only qualified, well-prepared teachers should teach film, study guides should be avoided in that they tend to be literary rather than cinematic, students should be taught to perceive what is in the film rather than to apply arbitrary standards, and both the artistic expression of film and the blunt economic facts of the film industry must be presented. Using the visual media in this way gives students the tools necessary for visual literacy and constitutes a new and vital challenge to educational philosophy and practice. (JM)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Development, Film Study, Films, Mass Media, Secondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Visual Environment
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth St., Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 44909, $1.00 prepaid)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Association of Teachers of English, Newark.
Note: An address delivered to the New Jersey Assn. of Teachers of English (Fall Conference, Sept. 1967)