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ERIC Number: ED027292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-May
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Teaching David and Lisa.
Putsch, Henry E.
The Teachers Guide to Media & Methods, v3 n9 p16-20 May 1967
Dealing with the problems of contemporary society, "David and Lisa" is representative of contemporary films that can be of value to the teacher of English. Movies have two advantages over other media. Students are familiar with them and are consequently less likely to be intimidated by a film than by a book. Also, students are already interested in the content and form of movies and will become more involved in school discussions about them. A teacher should not stifle students' discussions or their identification with Lisa and David by prescribing "right" interpretations. Dr. Swinford's admission that he might be wrong inspires trust in David and Lisa; teachers who hope to communicate with their students must also admit their fallibility. Despite a generally healthy audience response, some teachers may have difficulty dealing with the sexual references in the film. Those teachers who are disturbed at situations outside the academic context must learn to overcome their embarrassment and to cope with situations and issues from the real world. Only then can they help the students come to terms with reality. (Twenty-six discussion questions on "David and Lisa" and five excerpts from published reviews of the film are included.) (LH)
Media & Methods Institute, Inc., 134 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 (Single copy, $0.40).
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