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ERIC Number: ED173803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Free Educational Materials: Too Much to Pay?
White, Marybeth
Teachers of all subjects at all levels are constantly searching for helpful new materials, and many corporations and special interest organizations have responded by preparing and distributing free or low-cost materials for "educational" purposes. However, a teacher should preview such materials carefully before using them to determine whether they might be propaganda for the corporation or organization. For example, a pamphlet produced by the American Advertising Federation, entitled "Questions and Answers about Advertising," purports to answer 20 frequently asked questions about advertising. The booklet contains many misleading statements and much incomplete information, and is a veritable handbook of logical fallacies. While such educational materials may be a true bargain if used advisedly, if accepted without question they are far too "expensive" to use. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (30th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 5-7, 1979)