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Channels of Learning: The Story of Educational Television


reviewed by Paul W. F. Witt - 1963

coverTitle: Channels of Learning: The Story of Educational Television
Author(s): J. W. Powell
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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THE AUDIOVISUAL FIELD, like many other areas in education, is an arena in which a number of significant developments are taking place. Not only are these developments of considerable moment; they are unfolding with increasing rapidity. To a certain degree they are reflections of twentieth-century technology, but they are also rooted in the general public concern about the quality of American education and in the efforts of the federal government and certain large foundations to extend and improve educational opportunity. These developments include renewed interest and activity in research, educational television, language laboratories, overhead projection, teaching machines and programed instruction, 8mm sound motion pictures, the systems approach to teaching and learning, and the professionalization of the audiovisual specialist. While the introduction of audiovisual materials into American education, especially motion pictures, was based on research that demonstrated their pedagogical effectiveness, audiovisual research, except in the military, declined markedly during the 1940s. With... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 4, 1963, p. 340-340
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2991, Date Accessed: 4/15/2021 9:55:01 PM

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