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ERIC Number: ED021449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 213
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Television in Education and Training; A Review of Developments and Applications of Television and Other Modern Audio-Visual Aids.
De Korte, D. A.
Although television and other audiovisual aids have proven to be valuable educational tools when intelligently employed, teachers in many countries fail to understand the usefulness of these aids. A review of developments in the U.S., France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Great Britain shows that many successful courses have been given on both closed-circuit and broadcast television at all levels of education. The most sensational scheme is the Italian "Telescuola," which appears to have reduced considerably the illiteracy rate in Italy. Radio is also used effectively in many countries, often in conjunction with visual aids in the classroom. A technical survey of television and other available equipment and a study of some of its applications show that the equipment itself is perfectly capable of fulfilling its function as an aid to education. Future developments in satellites and laser beams will increase television's potential. However, unless teachers take truly revolutionary action in adapting themselves, their methods, and their subject matter, they will be unable to take advantage of the new educational tools. Included are 88 photographs and diagrams, a table of countries using educational radio and television, and an extensive bibliography. (PM)
N. V. Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken, Eindhoven, The Netherlands ($4.92).
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Identifiers - Location: France; Netherlands; United Kingdom (Great Britain)