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ERIC Number: ED064918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-3
Pages: 12
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How're You Going to Keep Them Down on the Farm After They've Seen TV?
Hilliard, Robert L.
Inadequate educational techniques and systems are the root causes of student dissent; because television has shown them the realities of the outside world students are not willing to accept the insular, isolationist, esoteric irrelevance that is rampant in formal education. Throughout the world, the value of electronic communications is being recognized; it is viewed as a way to reach children and adults in underdeveloped countries and to show them what possibilities exist in the outside world. Communications must be used in terms of its most critical potential: to directly solve social, economic, and political problems of mankind. There should be no question that television can provide learning experiences for the child not otherwise available, and it must be a critical factor in changing education. We are allowing our children to be manipulated and tested and standardized and shut out from meaningful, free-choice, relevant, life-oriented learning because we still permit education to function as if television and communications were peripheral. American education must be reorganized using communications as a base for reaching the youth both in school and at home. (RH)
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Note: Speech presented to the American Management Association Annual Conference on Education and Training (6th, New York, N.Y., August 3, 1970)