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ERIC Number: ED043607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 7
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English and the Mass Media.
Bear, Andrew
Use of English, v21 n1 p13-19 Autumn 1969
Despite an excess of materials available today on classroom approaches to the mass media, few English teachers have either the training or experience to determine which studies are relevant and worthwhile or how to utilize them in the classroom. A survey of some of this literature, therefore, can help interested teachers make selections appropriate to their needs. In film study, significant both as a medium of mass entertainment and as a major art form, a number of pamphlets, articles, and textbooks contain detailed discussion of aims and methods of film study and lists of films. While only one textbook is currently available on popular music, several essays and articles represent a variety of current points of view on the importance of pop music in the classroom, included as a means of training students in more sophisticated discrimination. Some of the current materials on television, advertising, the press, comics, and popular fiction both demonstrate the close connection between mass media and the teaching of literature and set mass media in its proper social context and in the lives of today's students. (Included are a checklist and an analysis of current essays, journal articles, textbooks, and books, largely British, on various aspects of the mass media.) (DD)
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