ERIC Number: ED021466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Television in California. A Status Report.
Noel, Elizabeth S.; Helmke, Guy M.
The use of television in California for educational purposes, particularly for classroom instruction, has grown rapidly in the 14 years since the first successful ETV station (KQED, San Francisco) began broadcasting. Both state and federal legislation have provided impetus for instructional television, which now reaches more than a third of California's public school population. Fourteen stations, commercial and non-commercial, transmit over 200 programs for classroom use. Approximately 109 schools, primarily elementary, utilize closed-circuit television, including Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS), a sophisticated system capable of linking several schools. Portable video tape recorders are also being used in the closed-circuit systems. Local taxation is the main source of funds for ITV, although there is reimbursement from the state on a matching basis. Assistance in paying capital costs is available under a series of federal education acts begun in 1958. The most significant development in ITV organizational structure has been the regional advisory group with its core of curriculum committees. Within the State Department of Education, responsibility for ITV rests with the Bureau of Audio-Visual and School Library Education. Along with the Department, school personnel share responsibility for further developing instructional television. (PM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; Instructional Television Fixed Service