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Reading and Related Media


by Edgar Dale 1956

Why discuss audio-visual materials in a yearbook on adult reading? The answer is simple. The teacher of adults is interested in all the ways by which people get a rich experiential background for knowledge. He is especially interested in discovering how reading and other experiences can be most effectively interrelated and made mutually re-enforcing. Since reading is one of the most effective tools of the adult learner, it is pertinent to inquire whether the introduction of audio-visual materials might discourage the use of reading as a tool of learning and perhaps even lower the learner's esteem of reading. Are reading and audio-visual materials in com- petition? If not, how can one most effectively integrate the processes of varied media for use in communicating ideas?


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 55, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 10, 1956, p. 89-113
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20033, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 9:45:53 AM

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