145053 American Personnel and Guidance Association 1607 New Hampshire Ave.
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202-483-4633) APG (R)$25 (S)$250
B.F. Skinner on Education (Part I)
16mm optical color 25 min 1972
B. F. Skinner discusses education, dealing with such issues; how his concepts on freedom and control are related to the classroom experience; the defective learning environment in school today; some consequences and alternatives; what values are implicit in his technology of a behavioral change; how the educational philosophies and psychologies espousing freedom actually are inimical to the improvement of teaching; given the current status of our educational system, how and where the process of effecting change will begin.
145054 American Personnel and Guidance Association 1607 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202-483-4633) APG (R)$25 (S)$250
B.F. Skinner on Education (Part II)
16 mm optical color 25 min 1972
In a continuing discussion. B. F. Skinner explores such issues as: what the implications are for our educational system of the increased leisure time provided by the technological society; why the educational system is ineffectual in developing enduring pursuits such as reading for enjoyment; whether schools should help develop people who will be deeply concerned about the wellbing of the fellow man and who will work for the the betterment of other human beings; why humanistic education is less effective in promoting philanthropic behavior than is operant analysis and the use of contingencies of reinforcement.