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ERIC Number: ED058104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 17
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The 21 Inch Classroom. Practical Politics. Senior High School.
Twenty One Inch Classroom, Boston, MA.; Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs.
A sequential series of four fifteen minute classroom television programs provide a drama whereby students can identify with a candidate's problems of getting elected to political office. Major purposes of the overall program are: 1) to make students aware of electoral processes in a democracy; 2) to emphasize the importance of each individual's participation and responsibility in election practices for office in local, state and federal government; 3) to stimulate student thinking and discussions about actual political problems; 4) to foster further search for information; 5) to transfer involvement practices learned in class to the community. The method used concludes each program with a dilemma demanding of the players a decision involving personal ethics vs. a politically expedient solution. A problem to solve and a list of questions are provided for the class to discuss in their attempt to arrive at a solution. Suggestions for class projects are included that require the student to research electoral background and current information. A list of recommended readings is provided. (SJM)
Massachusetts Executive Committee for Educational Television, 21 Inch Classroom, 30 Franklin Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110
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Authoring Institution: Twenty One Inch Classroom, Boston, MA.; Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs.
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