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Neil Postman discusses his book "Teaching as a Conserving Activity"

BROADCAST: Nov. 6, 1979 | DURATION: 00:56:47

Synopsis

In schools, reading, writing and speech are all on the decline because there are too many visual images from the TV, according to Neil Postman’s book, “Teaching as a Conserving Activity”. Postman criticized “Sesame Street” for its instantaneity. There are no short cuts in teaching, said Postman. He believed the worst thing a teacher could do was to make teaching entertaining for their students.