The audio-visual handbook (1942)

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Types of Audio-Visual Aids to Instruction 163 films are deleted from prints intended for school and home use. The availability of 16 mm. sound films for school-auditorium use permits better control of photoplay appreciation study, now widely Photo Courtesy Ampro Corporation Student Operating Motion-Picture Projector in Class prevalent in junior and senior high schools. A large percentage of pupils see a recommended film, under identical school conditions, and standards of taste and technique may be objectively discussed without any chance of a local theater man complaining that the school was "knocking" his shows. At the same time, the attendance of worth- while pictures at near-by theaters can actually be encouraged, as a result of the study of selected films of slightly older vintage, but of more or less permanent worth, in the school auditorium. The relation- ship of school and theater in this connection is parallel to that of school and periodical publisher. The English classes' study and analysis of selected short stories, poems, and novels certainly does not hurt the magazine publisher—on the contrary, it is his sole guarantee of future market for good writing. Forward-looking motion-picture people are beginning to take the same attitude. Interesting "discussion outlines" are available for use with feature films of solid educational worth. Discussion is begun perhaps weeks in advance of the play date, many subject-matter groups at various