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ERIC Number: ED016919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 1
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THE HISTORY OF EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION--1932-1958 (PH.D. THESIS).
ZAITZ, ANTHONY W.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION TO 1958 IS TRACED THROUGH A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE, INTERVIEWS, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH PERSONS INVOLVED IN ITS ESTABLISHMENT. FOLLOWING HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION FROM 1948 TO 1952, 242 TELEVISION CHANNELS WERE RESERVED FOR NON-COMMERCIAL, EDUCATIONAL USE. DURING 1952 AND 1953, FUNDS WERE RAISED, AND IN THE FOLLOWING YEARS, ATTENTION WAS DIRECTED TOWARD MEETING OPERATIONAL AND PROGRAMING COSTS, SELECTING TELEVISION TEACHERS AND SUITABLE SUBJECT MATTER, AND IMPROVING TELEVISION TEACHING TECHNIQUES AND PROGRAM QUALITY. OPEN-CIRCUIT PROGRAMING FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC, MOSTLY IN THE UHF BAND, HAS DEVELOPED CONCURRENTLY WITH CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION WHICH HAS WON WIDE ACCEPTANCE IN SCHOOLS EVEN THOUGH NEW DEMANDS ON TEACHING SKILLS AND LESSON PREPARATION CAUSE MANY TEACHERS TO AVOID IT. BY 1958, MORE THAN 716,000 PEOPLE HAD INVESTED $60,000,000 IN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AND EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING WAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPETING WITH COMMERCIAL PROGRAMING IN SOME AREAS. SOME EDUCATORS BELIEVE THAT EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION MIGHT ALLEVIATE THE SHORTAGE OF TEACHERS AND BUILDINGS, AND EVEN ESTABLISH PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT IN TEACHING. THIS DOCUMENT, LC CARD NO. MIC 60-2475, IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH. MICROFILM $4.80. XEROX $21.60. 373 PAGES. (AUTHOR/AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
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