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ERIC Number: ED002293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Pages: 232
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UTILIZATION OF THE REGENTS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION BROADCAST PROGRAMS.
LENIHAN, KENNETH J.; AND OTHERS
A SURVEY WAS TAKEN OF THE AUDIENCE OF THE REGENTS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION PROJECTS PROGRAMS. RESULTS INDICATED THAT "TIME FOR SCIENCE" WAS THE MOST POPULAR TELEVISION PROGRAM, WITH "TELL ME A STORY" IN SECOND PLACE. ONLY 19 PERCENT OF THE HIGH SCHOOLS USED THE PROGRAMS COMPARED TO 45 PERCENT OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS MADE THE GREATEST USE OF TELEVISION, WITH MOST CLASSES WATCHING FROM TWO TO FIVE PROGRAMS EACH WEEK. REASONS FOR NOT USING THE PROGRAMS INCLUDED POOR RECEPTION AND LACK OF SETS. MANY SETS WERE SHARED BY 20 TO 30 TEACHERS, WHILE ALMOST ONE-THIRD OF THE SCHOOLS WERE WITHOUT ANY SETS. THE HIGH SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE WAS CONSIDERED AN OBSTACLE TO VIEWING IN THE UPPER GRADES. IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT PROGRAM SCHEDULES BE ANNOUNCED FAR ENOUGH IN ADVANCE SO THAT CLASS SCHEDULES IN HIGH SCHOOLS COULD BE MADE TO COINCIDE, THAT PROGRAMS BE REPEATED DURING THE DAY, AFTERNOON, AND EARLY EVENING SO HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS COULD BE MADE AND THAT PROGRAMS BE FILMED AND DISTRIBUTED FOR USE AT THE TEACHER'S DISCRETION. IN THE SCHOOLS WHERE PRINCIPALS HAD SOME TRAINING IN AUDIOVISUAL TECHNIQUES, GREATER USE WAS MADE OF THE PROGRAMS. "TEACHING READING" AND "SCIENCE FOR TEACHERS" WERE THE MOST POPULAR OFFERINGS AMONG TEACHERS. PART OF THE ADULT HOME-AUDIENCE THAT VIEWED THE CLASSROOM PROGRAMS WAS CHILD-ORIENTED. MANY ADULTS USED THE PROGRAMS TO AMUSE PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AND TO KEEP UP WITH WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE SCHOOLS OTHERS USED THE PROGRAMS FOR SELF-IMPROVEMENT AND TENDED TO FOLLOW-UP BY OBTAINING MATERIALS FOR SELF-EDUCATION.
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: New York (Albany)