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PBS Adult Learning Service

Overview
Works: 612 works in 783 publications in 1 language and 3,533 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Television mini-series  Nonfiction television programs  Military history  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Handbooks and manuals  Short stories, American 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: E468, 973.7
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Most widely held works about PBS Adult Learning Service
 
Most widely held works by PBS Adult Learning Service
Arabs and Jews : wounded spirits in a promised land by PBS( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the roots of tensions between Arabs and Jews in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Exposes prejudices, as well as images and stereotypes held by the two groups
Going the distance : a handbook for developing distance degree programs using television courses and telecommunications technologies by Washington, DC Annenberg/CPB Project( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook is designed to serve the needs of colleges and universities considering the development of distance degree programs. Its objectives are to report on current practices among colleges offering degree programs primarily through telecommunications; to describe current distance degree programs that can be used as models; and to identify nationally available television and audio courses that can be used in distance degree programs. The following is an overview of each chapter: (1) "Introduction" looks at current trends in distance learning in higher education; (2) "Major issues that need to be examined early" analyzes the potential market, missions, barriers to success, admissions policies, accreditation, and consortium membership; (3) "Building a broad base of support" identifies levels of approvals needed within the institution and the state; (4) "Issues in program development" discusses building a successful degree program; (5) "Support services needed by distance students" describes models used by colleges and addresses library services; (6) "Faculty issues" examines faculty selection, rewards, and training; (7) "Looking at costs" presents a framework for costs and benefits of distance degree programs; (8) "Sample distance degree programs" describes development of several programs; and (9) "Directory of distance learning courseware" describes more than 150 nationally available television and audio courses. A list of 96 resources, a glossary of technology terms, and Public Broadcasting Service Adult Learning Liaisons by state are appended. (ALF)
Gender socialization( Visual )

23 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identified in this program is the impact of homelessness on women and children, and empowerment and homeless women. Interviewed are representatives from Homeless Women, Chicago Women's Empowerment Project
The Betrayal of democracy( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the breakdown of the democratic process and the increasing exclusion of the citizens from government decision-making processes
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The sensible thing( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fitzgerald recounts his courtship of Zelda Sayre in his 1924 short story, "The Sensible Thing."
The examined life : a 26-part series on philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. What is philosophy? -- pt. 2. What is human nature? -- pt. 3. Is mind distinct from body? -- pt. 4. Is there any enduring self? -- pt. 5. What forms our identity? -- pt. 6. What is real? -- pt. 7. How do we encounter reality? -- pt. 8. Do we have free will? -- pt. 9 Is time real? -- pt. 10. Does God exist? -- pt. 11. Can we know God through experience? -- pt. 12. Is reason the source of knowledge? -- pt. 13. Does all knowledge come from experience? -- pt. 14. Does the mind shape the world? -- pt. 15. How does science work? -- pt. 16. Does science give us truth? -- pt. 17. Can interpretations be true? -- pt. 18. Does morality depend on one's culture? -- pt. 19. Do consequences make actions right? -- pt. 20. Can rules define morality? -- pt. 21. Is ethics based on virtue? -- pt. 22. Can we resolve moral quandaries? -- pt. 23. What justifies the state? -- pt. 24. What is justice? -- pt. 25. What is art? -- pt. 26. What is the meaning of life?
The White House Lectures( Visual )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's life in the White House
The story of English : study guide and reader by Janet Holmgren McKay( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines a wide range of ethical problems. Features nearly 100 panellists who tackle highly-charged ethical issues involving loyalty, truthfulness, confidentaility, privacy and personal ethics
The White House Lectures: Andrew Jackson, George Washington( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the cultural and political philosophies of the U.S. first president
From stone to bronze( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how human civilization evolved from the most primitive users of stone implements to the more sophisticated makers of metal tools in the Bronze age. Describes important archaeological discoveries, showing implements and other artifacts. Tells how some recent archaeological discoveries have changed theories about when and how man began to use metal tools. Covers roughly 15,000 B.C. to 1500 B.C
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again
Racial legacies & learning : how to talk about race( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can higher education do to foster racial understanding? Campus, community, and business leaders discuss ways to foster meaningful dialogue and learning about race. Case studies show projects that can be adapted for other campuses
The Revolution of necessity( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents highlights of the industrial revolution in England. Shows how the industrial revolution was born of necessity as a growing population demanded more and more energy resources, goods, and services. Describes improvements in mining; development of new ways to process iron and other metals, leading to improvements in shipbuilding, bridge-making and architecture; development of the steam engine by Newcomen and Watt; the beginning of the manufacturing industry; and the invention of the railroad. Shows how these technological innovations opened the doors to the modern industrial era
The Age of metals : can it last?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role of metals in the modern world. Describes lost-wax casting; superalloys; surface mining and land reclamation; damage which mining has done to the environment; recycling of aluminum, silver, scrap metal, automobiles, and other metal products; the growing demand for metals; modern geological prospecting; and fossil fuel reserves
Video, CD-ROM & the Web : motion media & the library of the future( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video conference held May 15, 1997 in Denver, Colorado
Creating learning organizations : growth through quality( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videoconference participants discuss the following questions: How do we effectively change the way organizations run? How do we commit resources to transform the way systems operate? How do we create organizations that value life-long learning and continual improvement? How do we reach the students today who will lead our organizations tomorrow?
Shining conquests( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how world civilizations changed because of the discovery and use of gold during and after the Middle Ages. Shows how gold and other metals were processed during this time. Describes Gutenberg's metallurgical techniques how they affected the printing industry; the Spanish conquistadors' conquest of the Incas for gold and other treasures; and the gold rushes in California and Australia. Shows numerous paintings, sculpture, and architecture of the era
From alchemy to the atom( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how modern metallurgy evolved from the science of alchemy in the Middle Ages. Shows how mining processes improved, leading to the discovery and use of aluminum and uranium. Describes improvements in the processing of metals. Discusses contributions of important scientists of the era, including Michael Faraday, Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, and Albert Einstein
Learning in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents problems in the American education system and shows how these problems affect the whole nation. Goal of series is to make issues and developments in American education more understandable to the general public
 
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Alternative Names
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.). Adult Learning Service

Languages
English (58)