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Editorial Board:

V. C. BELL J. W. BROWN A. C. CAMERON, M.C. , l"l.A. A. CLOW FORD, M.B.E., B.A. R. S. LAMBERT, M.A. C. A. LEJEUNE

Editorial Secretary:

Y. M. REEVES

SIGHT & SOUND

All Editorial Communications to:

39, Bedford Square,

London, W.C.1. Telephone: Museum 9116. All Business Communications ~o :

Fulwood House, High Ho!born, London, W.C.1.

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. A QUARTERLY REVIEW OF MODERN AIDS TO LEARNING

PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSP1CES OF THE BRITISH

INSTITUTE OF ADULT EDUCATION

VOL. I. NO. I. SPRING 1932

CONTENTS

FoREWORD WELCOME TO "SIGHT AND SouND" NoTES OF THE QuARTER THE CASE FOR A NATIONAL FILM

INSTITUTE-A. C. Cameron .. SCHOOL BROADCASTING-WHAT HAS . IT AcHIEVED ?-Mar)' Somerville SHOSVMANSHIP AND ScHOLARSHIP-F. A. Hoare NEW METHODS IN TEACHING :

Mechanised Aids to Living Thought­

A. E. Heath Captions and Their Faults-·-]. Fairgrieve The New Language Teaching-

/4. Lhyd Jame.r ..

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15 16 17

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THE CINEMA AND THE EMPIRE-]. Russell Orr 19' PuBLICITY BY FILM :

Industry and the Film-H. R. Pqyne

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Music .FOR THE MANY- V. He!J Hutchinson 23 FILMS YOU 9uGHT TO SEE -C. A. L ejeune 25, ExPERIMENTS oF To-DAY:

Making Your Own Teaching Films-

Ronald Cow

Children at the Pictures- An Interview with Miss Locket.

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TELEVISION-W. C. Kecry

TECHNICAL AND TRADE REVIEWS

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FOREWORD

:·LAST September there was laughter in the House of Commons when Sir Charles Trevelyan mentioned the fact that he had just returned from visiting the Exhibition of Mechanical Aids to Learning at South Kensington. This laughter showed how little most of our legislators have ·yet begun to realise the change that is about to come over the whole of our present ~ethods of teaching. As Sir Charles, unabashed by the laughter, went on to say, " There are at the present time tremendous developments of such things as gramophones, cinemas, scientific exhibits for schools, making the task of the teacher easier and immeasurably more efficient. . . . These are the very things which th f": teaching profession and the local authorities are beginning to understand really make a difference in education."' Sir Charles' far-sighted remarks give an excellent indication of the purpose which underlies the publication of SrGHT AND SouND, the first number of which we herewith present to our readers.

During the past eighteen months, signs have multiplied of a growing interest on the part of educators in the possibilities that lie before modern scientific inventions like the film, the wireless, the gramophone , the epidiascope and similar scientific apparatus , as instruments for use in our classrooms, laboratories , lecture-halls, institutes, churches and homes. The manufacturers of these apparatus, too, have begun to awaken to the needs of the educa-

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