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ERIC Number: ED063801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug-9
Pages: 6
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Communications and Crisis.
Hilliard, Robert L.
At a time of urban crisis, it becomes essential for people to learn about the special problems and needs of other people in the same community. If not actual experience, then visual experience through television can provide a good view into the perspective of other cultures. Television has an obligation to provide education of this sort, particularly for the ghetto child who has the intelligence and potential to learn, but is held back by our print-oriented educational process. The mass media must be convinced to provide a socializing situation for the child, and to provide the problems of the real world as the learning problem. Further, this sort of education or communication should be also intended for adults, both advantaged and disadvantaged, so that understanding will be increased. The first task, however, is to make a dent in the hopelessness that ghettoized Blacks--to bring some bit of reality, as opposed to the oft-broken promises, to the dream that there is some hope for their children. If television has shown the suburban promised land, it also seems necessary that television could show people how to reach that land. (SH)
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Authoring Institution: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented to the Annual Conference on Education and Training of the American Management Association (3rd, New York, N. Y., August 9, 1967)