ERIC Number: ED039753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Prospect for the "Book" as an Educational Medium.
McCaffrey, Austin J.
A. J. McCaffrey, in this paper, offers tentative predictions about the future of the book as an educational medium. He traces the history of the educational book from its beginnings in the Colonial days when it was a vehicle for the Christian religion, to its central role today in the instructional process. The educational book is economical, needs no equipment, is so flexible that it can be used in classroom, library and home; it is the most effective way to preserve sequentially ideas, concepts, facts, generalizations and abstractions relevant to a subject area. Thus it has certain unique characteristics, which fact suggests that it will be around for a long time supplementing and coordinating all the other media of instruction available to us today and in the future. (GO)
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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