ERIC Number: ED053545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Audio-Visual Media and the Disadvantaged Child.
Mee, Ellen C.
Since a child's performance in school is closely correlated with his previous linguistic experience and since deprived children are likely to need language enrichment, technological aids can help in children's language development. They present language in action in meaningful situations which can be shown visually along with the sound. They can provide for the kind of repetition that children enjoy and can individualize the linguistic experience. Immigrant children have difficulty in understanding both English language and British life. Technology can improve their vocabulary and also present situations from life that they can understand. Although joint use of visual and auditory aids is profitable, it is necessary to discover whether children understand the pictures. Educational media such as televised instruction, tape recordings, and records also are helpful in widening the experience of children in rural areas. (JK)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Cultural Influences, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Language Acquisition, Language Enrichment, Language Handicaps, Language Instruction, Learning, Rural Youth, Teaching Methods
Councils and Education Press Ltd., 10 Queen Anne Street, London W1M 9LD England ($1.75)
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Authoring Institution: National Council for Educational Technology, London (England).