ERIC Number: ED209060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-28
Reference Count: N/A
Faces of Change Series. Documentary Film Project: Final Report.
Miller, Norman N.
The objectives of the Educational Materials Project were to produce print materials to accompany "The Faces of Change," a series of 26 films and some 60 essays and instructional documents produced for college classes between 1972 and 1975. The scope of the project covered two film production grants, a grant for archiving uncut footage at the National Anthropological Film Center, a grant to produce accompanying film essays, and a final grant for additional instructional materials. Cost of producing the footage was $875 per finished minute. Some 60 people participated in the project. The project entailed producing materials on five themes in five societies for the purpose of creating interchangeability of the materials, either by culture or by theme. The main philosophy behind the project was that of visual evidence using film as raw data. The basic premise was that some visual materials are sufficiently representative of reality to support scientific judgements and that valid research footage is a useful instructional tool. The overall project was reviewed in professional journals as outstanding, has received six national awards, and has been much utilized at the college level. Some utilization has also occurred at the pre-college level and in educational television usage. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, College Curriculum, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Philosophy, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Human Geography, Instructional Films, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Rural Development, Rural Environment, Rural Population, Social Sciences
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Universities Field Staff, Inc., Hanover, NH.