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ERIC Number: ED019886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 145
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Reference Count: 0
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SCHOOL TELEVISION, GREAT CITIES, 1967, A STUDY OF THE STATUS AND NEEDS OF THE SCHOOLS, AS SERVED BY TELEVISION IN SIXTEEN GREAT CITIES.
Fund for Media Research, Chicago, IL.
QUESTIONNAIRES AND 291 INTERVIEWS WITH 466 SCHOOL PERSONNEL WERE USED IN THIS STUDY OF THE WAYS IN WHICH TELEVISION IS MEETING INSTRUCTIONAL NEEDS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS OF 16 MAJOR CITIES. INTERVIEWEES RANKED THESE PROBLEMS IN ORDER OF PRIORITY--CURRICULUM RELEVANCE AND DIVERSITY, TEACHER QUALITY AND QUANTITY, INTERFERING ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS (POVERTY, BROKEN HOMES), STAFF WORKLOADS, COMMUNICATION WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP AND PRACTICES, INADEQUATE FINANCES, AND OBSOLETE FACILITIES. THE DATA SHOWED THAT SCHOOL TELEVISION IS NOT MEETING THESE PROBLEMS FROM PROGRAMING, FACILITIES, OR BUDGETARY VIEWPOINTS, AND THAT THE APPARENT CAUSE WAS A LACK OF DIRECTION AND SUPPORT BY ADMINISTRATORS AND SCHOOL LEADERS. OTHER FINDINGS CONCERNED THE FUNCTIONS OF TELEVISION, AMOUNT OF PROGRAMING DIFFERENCES IN USE AT THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY LEVELS, SUBJECT AREAS, PRE-SCHOOL USE OF TELEVISION, VOCATIONAL TELEVISION, AND PROGRAM SOURCES. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED THE CREATION OF AN OPERATING AGENCY TO IMPLEMENT PRIORITY TASKS AND ENCOURAGE COOPERATION AMONG THE CITIES. APPENDICES INCLUDE ADDITIONAL PROPOSALS, INTERVIEW EXCERPTS, FINDINGS FOR EACH CITY, CHARTS ON INSTRUCTIONAL PROBLEMS, AND LISTS OF THE CITIES' FACILITIES AND PERSONNEL. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $1.50 FROM THE FUND FOR MEDIA RESEARCH, 5400 N. ST. LOUIS, CHICAGO, ILL. 60625. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Fund for Media Research, Chicago, IL.
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