ERIC Number: ED031080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The ITV Humanities Project; A History of Five Experimental Programs for Instructional Television.
WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.
In 1967, the ITV Humanities project, under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, sponsored a search for instructional television series proposals which were to show an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of humanities at the high school level. Five proposals were selected to be developed into pilot productions. The creator of the idea for the series met with a staff of television production personnel and Humanities experts to produce the pilot program. The programs were then viewed by producers, directors, and ITV personnel at the National Association of Educational Broadcasters national convention, a typical high school class, and 25 high school teachers. Scripts and verbatim transcriptions of conferences and discussions document the evolution of the original idea into the final production. The comments of ITV experts, high school students and teachers serve as an evaluation for each program. A production chronology is given for each show. The report is intended primarily for anyone who may be interested in the problems related to producing instructional television programs. (JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.