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Education & TV: Histories of a Vision - Volume 11 -

Issue 21 - 2022

Education & TV: Histories of a Vision


Co-edited by Sian Barber, Elena Caoduro and Kai Knörr

The articles included in this issue take into consideration the relationship between television and education in its broadest sense, offering historical studies of television programming, national policies, audience attitudes and evolving socio-political contexts. It includes case studies of different broadcasters, specific educational programming initiatives, government or state education policy delivered through the television medium, the intersections between broadcast programmes and what is retained in television archives. They cover Turkey, Germany, Italy, the UK, and Finland and map the period from the 1960s to the present day. All of this material helps situate educational provision on television within broader histories of both television as a form and education as an overarching idea or objective.

Cover image: GDR education. Pupils of the 10th polytechnic high school in Berlin-Adlershof look at a television, November 29th, 1982.
Credit: (c) Stiftung Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv / Waltraut Sandau