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ERIC Number: ED139696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
"Learning from Life," Parts 1 through 4. Options in Education, Programs Number 68 through Number 71.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
A four-part radio broadcast transcript on learning from life is presented as an educational option to traditional classroom teaching. Part I discusses cities as schools for life through presentation of question-answer interviews with urban characters such as a dating service employee, founder of a man-woman institute, a community health worker and an ex-automobile salesman. Part II focuses on lessons which individuals in suburbs and planned communities have learned from life, as opposed to what they learned in school. Persons interviewed include a radio broadcaster, housewives, a professional ad writer, a professor of communications, and an architectural critic. Part III presents interviews with farmers, who identify open space, a simple life style, kinship, love of animals, and ecology as important life factors. In part IV, the announcer asks what has most influenced individuals in various walks of life. Persons interviewed include a safe cracker, artists, journalists, burlesque house hustlers, and people from rural areas. Topics discussed include farmer attitudes toward city life, making a living in the city, and the effects of television viewing on rural populations. Information on ordering the transcripts is presented and suggestions are made to teachers and parents for innovative use of the program. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Communications, Cultural Differences, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Educational Radio, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, Interviews, Learning Experience, Learning Processes, Mass Media, Nonformal Education, Nontraditional Education, Program Content, Programing (Broadcast), Relevance (Education), Sociocultural Patterns
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.