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Films you saw in school : a critical review of 1,153 classroom educational films (1958-1985) in 74 subject categories

Author: Geoff Alexander
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book discusses more than 1,000 educational films. Here, this remarkable body of work is classified into seven subject categories, within which some of the most effective and successful films are juxtaposed against those that were didactic and plodding treatments of similar thematic material. Many of the films are fascinating, and much of their content remains relevant."--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Alexander
ISBN: 9780786472635 0786472634
OCLC Number: 865297607
Description: x, 282 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Social science and geography films --
History films --
Science and math films --
Arts and crafts films --
Literature and language arts films --
Sociodrama films --
Foreign language instructional films.
Responsibility: Geoff Alexander ; foreword by Thomas G. Smith.

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"This book discusses more than 1,000 educational films. Here, this remarkable body of work is classified into seven subject categories, within which some of the most effective and successful films are juxtaposed against those that were didactic and plodding treatments of similar thematic material. Many of the films are fascinating, and much of their content remains relevant."--

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