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ERIC Number: ED543437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1931
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930. Bulletin, 1931, No. 20. Volume I. Chapter XVIII: Radio and Education
Perry, Armstrong
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The American boy, and in some cases his sister, was among the first to discover the possibilities of education by radio. As soon as the newspapers and magazines began to tell of the success of Marconi in sending radio messages from shore to ships and eventually across the Atlantic, boys began to build radio apparatus. In many cases the education obtained through this self-activity appeared to exceed the results obtained through formal courses of instruction given in the public schools. The boys learned much of physics, chemistry, geography, civics, and economics. Teachers observed this and usually encouraged their pupils in their radio studies and activities. The development of broadcasting was extremely rapid. Within a few years it had helped the radio industry to become one of the largest in the world. The commercial development was, as usual, more rapid than that in the the conservative atmosphere of the colleges and universities. Nevertheless, the engineering departments of the institutions of higher learning developed most of the outstanding radio engineers. This bulletin covering the subject of radio and education is organized into the following topics: (1) Introduction; (2) Colleges and university education in broadcasting; (3) Amateur radio work; (4) Encouragement of amateur radio by Army and Navy; (5) College and university broadcasting stations; (6) Public school and broadcasting work; and (7) School broadcasting on national scale. (Contains 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)