ERIC Number: ED039729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Age Discrepancies in the Understanding and Use of Modern Technology, Espeicially the Mass Media. Or How Parents and Teachers Fail to Tune in on the Children's Media Envioronment.
Education may be looked at in terms of maintenance systems in which children are simply taught what adults know, maintenance and change systems in which provision is made for teaching children what their own parents do not know but which some adults know, and emergent systems in which children have to learn what no adult has ever learned in the same way. Most schools are still providing education consistent with the second system while, because of the new media and technology, emergent systems reflect the unique condition of today's world. We must recognize the inexperience of all adults in the contemporary world and institute new forms of learning together in which adults are educated in ways of identifying and using the world as seen through the eyes of children and teenagers. (SP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905