I is for Important (1974)

14 Feb
Director Richard Murison
Producer The Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching and the Far West Laboratory for Education Research and Development.
Contributors Producers David C. Berliner, Gloria Y. Golden; assistant producer Lisa Hunter.
Length  12 minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description: Discusses the existence of sex role bias in the social and emotional experiences of children in school.
Call # FILM Mb216
Genre Educational (Social Psychology)
Rare Yes
Online No
Copyright status Public Domain
Physical condition Fair
Oregon-related No

Notes:

“I is for Important” does not so much “discuss” the existence of sex role bias in the experience of school children as it does “demonstrate.” The film lacks a “voice of God” but has a narrative, enabling viewers to draw their own conclusions about interactions between children and teachers in the film. Considering that it was produced by the Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching, one could venture to guess that it was used to educate educators and generate discussion about sex role biases proliferated in learning institutions.

The film is in fairly good condition with minimal splices and minor emulsion degradation (pinkish tinge).

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