ERIC Number: ED023303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Elementary and Secondary Education to a State Communications Network Serving Higher Education.
Babcock, Chester D.
Education is in the midst of a modernizing revolution, and standard texts and old-fashioned teachers are no longer adequate as the sole sources of information. Modern teachers must be constantly trained and retrained; educational television (ETV) not only enables them to learn with their pupils, but also provides them and the increasing numbers of auxiliary teacher aides with in-service training. Today, about two-thirds of the nation's students are covered by ETV which is helping to overcome the lag in education by bringing specialists to the classroom and by using a multisensory approach to learning. Although studies indicate that ETV has been used with greater success in elementary schools, lack of effective use at higher levels is probably a reflection of teacher attitudes. Since the needs of school districts vary, the same programs may be used in several ways. Many programs may be regional in nature, such as those about local history and geography, while others will be of a more general nature and therefore require avenues of wider distribution. In using ETV, the schools must understand the community's educational expectations. Administration should be through state ETV commissions which are able to represent the needs of elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and the community at large. (CG)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Community Attitudes, Community Involvement, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Facilities, Flexible Scheduling, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Networks, Program Development, Regional Programs, Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inter-Institutional Television.
Note: Paper prepared for The Feasibility Study of Inter-Institutional Television, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.