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Series
America's Crises
Episode Number
7
Episode
Education: Child of the Future
Producing Organization
National Film Board of Canada
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/512-bc3st7fq1d
NOLA Code
ACRI
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Description
Episode Description
Schools and colleges are reluctantly shedding their traditional antipathy to machines and are now exploiting all manner of mechanical and electronic aids. Soaring school budgets as well as widespread dissatisfaction with the current effectiveness of education has initiated a wave of experimentation. America's Crises: Child of the Future the second of the series' four programs on education, points up the immediacy of the child's encounter with technology and the impact of this technology upon the child both intellectually and emotionally. The film begins with young children playing with mechanical toys at home. Two important sequences exemplify the manner in which machines play significant roles in the learning process of young children in such major content areas as reading and science. The reading sequences show Dr. Omar K. Moore's Responsive Environment Laboratory in Manden, Connecticut, where children, age two to seven, use automated typewriters to learn to read and write. The science sequence shows elementary school children "discovering" the scientific principles of wave phenomenon through experimentation with a simple pendulum and then comparing their finds with data presented by an 8 mm film loop. Other sequences show the effect of instructional television and the use of school radio broadcasts to supplement it; audio devices for teaching forging languages; the coordinated use of low cost school radio and film clips (radiovision) to furnish teachers guidance for elementary art classes; and instruction in visual perception. America's Crises: Child of the Future is a 1964 production of the National Film Board of Canada for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Series Description
Americas Crises is a documentary series exploring sociological topics such as parenting, education, religion, public health, and poverty in American culture and the experiences of different people in American society. The series consists of 19 hour-long episodes.
Broadcast Date
1964-00-00
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Social Issues
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:59:35
Credits
Director: Conant, Theodore R.
Guest: Hayes, Bartlett H., Jr.
Guest: Gardner, Robert
Guest: McCarty, H. B.
Guest: Moore, Omar Khayyam
Guest: Bruner, Jerome S.
Narrator: McLuhan, Marshall
Producer: Conant, Theodore R.
Producing Organization: National Film Board of Canada
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2036802-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape: Quad
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2036802-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2036802-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2036802-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2036802-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access
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Citations
Chicago: “America's Crises; 7; Education: Child of the Future,” 1964-00-00, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed November 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-bc3st7fq1d.
MLA: “America's Crises; 7; Education: Child of the Future.” 1964-00-00. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. November 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-bc3st7fq1d>.
APA: America's Crises; 7; Education: Child of the Future. Boston, MA: Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-bc3st7fq1d