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ERIC Number: ED011877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DIMENSIONS OF TEACHER'S ATTITUDES TOWARD INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA.
TOBIAS, SIGMUND
TEACHERS' RATINGS ON SIX 7-POINT SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIAL SCALES (GOOD-BAD, WORTHLESS-VALUABLE, FAIR-UNFAIR, MEANINGLESS-MEANINGFUL, WISE-FOOLISH, DISREPUTABLE-REPUTABLE) WERE OBTAINED FOR THE FOLLOWING TERMS--AUTOMATED INSTRUCTION, SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM, TEACHING MACHINE, MECHANIZED TUTOR, PROGRAMED TEST, PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION, TUTOR TEXT, WORK TOOLS, EXERCISE BOOK, FILMSTRIP, AUDIOVISUAL EDUCATION, FLASHCARD, TEXTBOOK, TV TUTOR, EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION. FACTOR ANALYSIS OF THE 179 RATINGS YIELDED THREE FACTORS--(1) PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION, (2) TRADITIONAL TEACHING AIDS, AND (3) AUDIOVISUAL DEVICES. HOWEVER, THE FACTORS OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION AND AUDIOVISUAL DEVICES WERE ALSO CONSIDERED TO INDICATE THE DEGREE TO WHICH A TERM CONNOTES REPLACEMENT OF THE TEACHER'S INSTRUCTIONAL FUNCTION BY MACHINE OR AUTOMATION. TRADITIONAL TEACHING AIDS ON THE OTHER HAD, APPEARED TO REFLECT THE DEGREE TO WHICH TEACHERS FEEL A DEVICE IS LIKELY TO BE USED BY THEM, RATHER THAN INDEPENDENTLY OF THEM. DEVICES LOADING ON FACTOR TWO, TRADITIONAL TEACHING AIDS, WERE VIEWED MORE POSITIVELY BY TEACHERS. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED THAT TEACHERS HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY LESS FAVORABLE ATTITUDES TOWARD TERMS WHICH DIRECTLY CONNOTE AUTOMATION THAN THEY DO TOWARD COMPARABLE TERMS THAT ARE NOT IDENTIFIED WITH AUTOMATION. THIS FINDING IS INTERPRETED IN TERMS OF THREAT. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE EASTERN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONVENTION (BOSTON, APRIL 1967). (LC)
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Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston)