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Television and Our Schools

reviewed by Richard B. Lewis - 1962

coverTitle: Television and Our Schools
Author(s): D. G. Tarbet
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Among many disquieting developments in the relatively deliberate evolution of education, television is a significant creator of alarm. Even the advent of the teaching machine (which, as a self-instructional device, is so often considered an extension of the textbook) is minimally affecting the placid security of education. But TV, in a dramatic way, cuts sharply across all aspects of an instructional program and prods deeply into the traditionally private classroom life of teachers. Reactions to proposals to use television in instruction include the normal range from uncritical acceptance to automatic rejection. Yet—and normally, too—there are those who have made genuine efforts to relate television and other technological developments to education through analytical, scholarly appraisal; and there are those who, in many different types of instructional situations and with many educational problems in mind, have attempted to work out practical demonstrations of the potentialities and limitations of television, a medium long since... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 7, 1962, p. 564-564
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3148, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 2:36:08 AM

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