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ERIC Number: ED003758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 14
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AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS IN U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS--SPRING 1961.
GODFREY, ELEANOR P.
A NATIONAL SURVEY OF AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA IN U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS WAS CONDUCTED. THE REPORT PROVIDES NATIONAL ESTIMATES OF THE AMOUNT OF AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE AND NEEDED AS OF SPRING 1961. ALL ESTIMATES WERE BASED ON FIGURES SUPPLIED BY 2,927 OF THE 35,482 PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL DISTRICTS (OCTOBER 1959 NATIONAL CENSUS). THESE DISTRICTS ENROLLED 58 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOL POPULATION. ESTIMATES WHICH WERE REPORTED ARE LISTED--(1) TOTAL AVAILABLE NUMBERS AND CALCULATED ERRORS OF ESTIMATE FOR 20 TYPES OF MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT, (2) TOTAL AVAILABLE NUMBERS AND ADDITIONAL NUMBERS BELIEVED NEEDED FOR 20 TYPES OF MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT, (3) OWNERSHIP OF FILM, FILMSTRIP, AND SLIDE PROJECTORS BY SCHOOL DISTRICT SIZE, (4) OWNERSHIP OF RECORD PLAYERS, RADIO RECEIVERS, TELEVISION RECEIVERS, TAPE RECORDERS, LANGUAGE LABORATORIES, AND OVERHEAD AND OPAQUE PROJECTORS BY SCHOOL DISTRICT SIZE, (5) OWNERSHIP OF 16-MM. FILM AND FILMSTRIP PRINTS BY SCHOOL DISTRICT SIZE, AND (6) AVERAGE NUMBER OF ITEMS PER SCHOOL FOR 16-MM. PROJECTORS, COMBINATION SLIDE-FILMSTRIP PROJECTORS, TAPE RECORDERS, AND OVERHEAD AND OPAQUE PROJECTORS BY SCHOOL DISTRICT SIZE. ALMOST ALL OF THE SURVEYED SCHOOL DISTRICTS STATED THAT THEIR SCHOOLS HAD ONE OR MORE OF FOUR BASIC EQUIPMENT ITEMS--16-MM. SOUND PROJECTOR, RECORD PLAYER, SLIDE-FILMSTRIP PROJECTOR, AND TAPE RECORDER. FILMSTRIPS WERE THE MOST NUMEROUS SCHOOL-OWNED MATERIAL. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA