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ERIC Number: ED010545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 198
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Reference Count: 0
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PATTERNS OF EDUCATIONAL USE OF A TELEVISED PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM. A STUDY OF METROPOLIS--CREATOR OR DESTROYER.
MILLER, HARRY L.
A NATIONAL SURVEY WITH A CASE STUDY APPROACH WAS UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE THE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF BROADCASTING A PUBLIC AFFAIRS, EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION (ETV) PROGRAM. THIS ETV PROGRAM, A SERIES OF FILMS AND SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS ON THE PROBLEMS, DILEMMAS, AND PROMISE OF MODERN URBAN LIFE, WAS DESIGNED AND TELEVISED IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING OF URBAN PROBLEMS AMONG EDUCATORS AND TO STIMULATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE URBAN EDUCATION PROJECTS FOR ADULTS. THROUGH STANDARD SURVEY TECHNIQUES (CORRESPONDENCE, INTERVIEWS, AND ON-SITE CASE STUDIES IN OVER 80 CITIES), IT WAS FOUND THAT THE ETV PROGRAM STIMULATED WIDE-SCALE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMING. THE PROGRAM'S REAL POTENTIAL WAS REALIZED IN 46 CITIES WHERE ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO ESTABLISH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING PROJECTS BASED ON THE ETV PROGRAM. AMONG THE 10 LARGEST CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES, ONLY NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES WERE INCLUDED IN THIS GROUP. A SIGNIFICANT AND UNUSUAL FINDING OF THE SURVEY WAS THAT THE ETV PROGRAM MADE ITS GREATEST EDUCATIONAL APPEAL TO SMALL OR MEDIUM-SIZED CITIES, THOUGH THE CONCENTRATION OF THE PROGRAM WAS ON BIG-CITY ISSUES AND IMAGES. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)