ERIC Number: ED098286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
CATV: Community Involvement in Education.
Tate, Charles E.
Cable television has tremendous potential for human, social, and community development, but this cannot be achieved without planning, in which the needs of the community must be paramount. Both the politics of education and the quality of the educational process must be considered before suggesting futures for cable technology. A significant impact can be made on the politics of education if cable technology is used creatively and constructively to improve the educational process. Because existing educational institutions have neither credibility nor accountability in many communities, especially among minorities, the establishment of community controlled institutions is essential in planning for the development of a community level cable television educational system. These institutions should have a research, development, and demonstration function. Though high, the costs involved seem reasonable and justifiable considering the potential of cable technology and the inferior results so far achieved by educational institutions serving minority groups. The depth of the social crisis requires new concepts and new directions for which cable technology provides a unique and historical opportunity. (SA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech presented at the Federal City College Conference on Adult Education (Washington, D. C. April 1974); For related documents see ED 096 391-394