ERIC Number: ED064910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-13
Reference Count: 0
Perspective and Prospects for Educational Broadcasting.
Hilliard, Robert L.
The media have been adapted to serve the administrative and curriculum structures of the present education system, instead of changing education to take advantage of the most effective means of communication today--television and radio. Television and radio must be used to enable the disadvantaged to communicate with the outside world, particularly with white suburbia, and it must also be used to provide urgently needed upgraded formal education for children. Students in the classroom must be freed from the excess time used for factual learning so that they can devote that time to their fulfillment as non-mechanized human beings. If this had been done, perhaps there would not be such an atmosphere of violence and intolerance in the world. There is no problem that is not dependent on communication for optimum solution, and no area that cannot be affected in a positive, humanitarian way by the effective use of communication. Thus, one of the most significant educational investments possible to make today would be to establish a Communications University to provide needed training, education, and services. (RH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Communications (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 13, 1968)