Image from page 61 of "Bell telephone magazine" (1922)
Title: Bell telephone magazine
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fit must of coursesistance to the schools. be secondary to the purposes of the In considering the production of schools,the films and other aids that theteachers were asking us for, westarted from the premise that theremust be unmistakable assurance thatany such materials would be accept-able throughout the educationalworld. They would have to bewholly in tune with the policies andteaching methods of the schools.There must be nothing in them thatwas not dictated by the school curric-ulum. So, while the benefit to thetelephone companies must be propor-tionate to what they spend for the Seeking Professional Counsel Early in 1948, the Bell Systemsought the advice and assistance ofthe Audio-Visual Materials Consul-tation Bureau of Wayne University,at Detroit, Mich. The Bureau itselfhad been formed for the purpose ofhelping industry in preparing ma-terials for school use. For the BellSystem, the Bureau first made a pre-liminary study of the curricula offorty typical school systems, to find
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The reactio)i of third graders to Adventure in Telezonia. This flashlight picture wens)iapped during a showing in a Michigan public school 1950 Adventure in Telezonia M out to what extent and at what gradelevels the subject of communicationsis taught. This was followed by a more inten-sive survey in the form of a question-naire addressed to more than 1800elementary public school principalsthroughout the United States. In es-sence, the questions were: (1) Would a motion picture ongood telephone usage be ofvalue to teachers? (2) If so, should it be spon-sored by the Bell TelephoneCompanies and loaned free tothe schools? (3) What supplementary aids,if any, would be desirable? (4) To what grade levelsshould the material be directed? In addition, mail inquiries and per-sonal interviews were conductedamong a score of key persons in theaudio-visual and elementary-schoolfields. The replies to the questionnaireran well over fifty percent—an ab-normally high figure, according to theBureau. Ev
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