ERIC Number: ED040588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Television for World Understanding.
Tyler, I. Keith
Television will be a valuable tool in preparing people to cope with a shrinking and increasingly interdependent world. A child left to his own devices will equate "strangeness" with "danger". Television can bring a wide variety of experiences with different cultures to a child and help him to formulate an understanding of his place in the world. Television, particularly with the aid of a communications satellite, can be used for instructional, educational, or informational purposes to develop better world understanding. For approaches to the use of television in improving international relations are (1) provide children with an opportunity to discuss unusual international incidents encountered in their television viewing, (2) use out-of-school telecasts to illustrate ongoing teaching-learning involving international content, (3) systematically examine television as a major influence at several critical points in the K-12 curriculum, and (4) use instructional television series to implement units and courses with international content. (JY)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Educational Television, International Education, Telecommunications, Television, World Affairs
Publication-Sales Section, National Educational Association, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, HC only (No. 711-18680, $1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Educational Technology Div.