Examining the Educational Film Work of Alice Keliher and the Human Relations Series of Films and Mark A. May and the Secrets of Success Program

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Educational film from the 1930s and 1940s is currently receiving great attention in the fields of cinema studies and history of education. The Orphan Film Symposium, the leading research forum for the exploration of all films outside the commercial mainstream, featured education as a theme at its 2006 event, and an increasing number of visual pedagogy and educational film sessions have been scheduled at recent and forthcoming meetings of the American Educational Research Association, History of Education Society, Association of Moving Image Archivists, and the International Standing Conference for the History of Education. The journal Film & History published an issue in 2009 devoted to ascertaining the historical significance of the depiction of schools in film, and in 2010 the first collection of essays devoted exclusively to the history of educational film, Learning with the Lights Off,will be released.