Television in the Schools

Archive Report

Wide Interest in Classroom Use of TV

Opening of the new school year finds television occupying a firm foothold in American education. Indications are strong that the TV set will soon be as indispensable in the typical classroom as blackboard and chalk. The significant development is not that countless schools tune in—or ask their pupils to tune in at home—on occasional programs of educational merit. What is new and likely to have profound effects on American education is that entire courses, or major elements of systematic instruction, are now being offered to school children and college students by way of the video screen. In such cases the telecast is not an educational frill; it is the heart of school instruction in a particular subject.

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