High School Multicultural Class and The Question of Films' Age Appropriateness

13 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2018

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Alon Lazar

Center for Academic Studies

Tal Litvak Hirsch

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Date Written: October 7, 2018

Abstract

Many multicultural education classes include popular movies in their study material. Here were examined the age-classifications and their justifications for movies recommended by the American organization Teachers Against Prejudice (TAP) to be shown during high school multicultural classes, as assigned by the American, British, Australian movie advisory boards. Findings indicate that some of the movies chosen by TAP are deemed suitable only for adult moviegoers, most notably by the American and the British boards, and that these movies are loaded with profanity and violence.

Keywords: High school, multicultural education, movies, movie advisory boards

Suggested Citation

Lazar, Alon and Litvak Hirsch, Tal, High School Multicultural Class and The Question of Films' Age Appropriateness (October 7, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3261781 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3261781

Alon Lazar (Contact Author)

Center for Academic Studies ( email )

Ha-Yotsrim 2
Or Yehuda, 6021816
Israel

Tal Litvak Hirsch

Ben Gurion University of the Negev ( email )

Be'er Sheva
8410501
Israel

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