A Study of Instruction in Television in Texas Senior Colleges and of Employee Qualifications Sought by Texas Telecasters Page: 54
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It is tli® contention of Kenneth Bartlett, head of radio
television at Syracuse University, that the best prepa-
ration for entry into the field is the attaining of a general*
laed educational background that will enable the student la
nafeiag a more accurate appraisal of the climate ia which
radio and television exist. Ho acknowledge®, however, that
if no training in skill® is offered, t&e student will have
littlo opportunity to exercise Ms abilities in the eo«*er- ,
In that senior oolleges of Texas now cffaring instruc-
tion in television state that their second most important
objective is that of acquainting the student with the soeio-
logical and cultural impact of the Medina, there would appear
to lie smm measure of agreement that skills plus an awareness
of the socially important aspects of the fltediu® are banic
items of equipment for the student of television*
It should be remembered that, as cited in Chapter XXI#
the telecastera of Texas are wary of the idea of the college'®
success in preparing people for professional entry• They are#
however, interested in skilled personnel who are college*
trained to man their operations*
Perhaps in setting up plans for offering instruction |n
television, the eurrieultui builder should decide the eaphasis*
He should study the field froa the standpoint of the basis
Kenneth Bartlett, (Speech before ate©hers of the "Uni-
versity Association for Professional Radio Education, Chicago,
Illinois, April 1«, 1950)►
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Helton, William Bernard. A Study of Instruction in Television in Texas Senior Colleges and of Employee Qualifications Sought by Texas Telecasters, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130211/m1/59/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .