ERIC Number: ED086890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Educational Television in Its Cultural and Public Affairs Dimension: A Selected Literature Review of Public Television as an Issue in Adult Education. Occasional Papers Number 39.
Carlson, Robert A.
The selected literature review in this booklet reflects the continuing controversy in the field of adult education over the place that should be accorded by adult educators to noncommercial cultural-informational television (Public Television or PTV). The writer contends that educators' views and definitions of the field of adult education are crucial to the position they support in the PTV controversy. This study views some of the notions in adult education which discourage acceptance of PTV as a unique broadcast form of education and analyzes the concerns arising from these notions; based on this analysis, "the review will argue that if the values of adult education, writ small, were to achieve dominance in Public Television, independent-minded Americans would be much the worse off for such 'progress'." More than half of the booklet is devoted to an annotated bibliography, which is divided into two parts: The Conflicting Hopes and The Reality. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Cultural Influences, Educational Television, Literature Reviews, Public Affairs Education, Public Television
Publications in Continuing Education, Syracuse University, 224 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, New York 13210 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.; Syracuse Univ., NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Education.