ERIC Number: ED032775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Science Programming and the Audiences for Public Television. An Evaluation of Five Programs in the NET "SPECTRUM" Series.
National Educational Television, New York, NY.
To assess public response to five science programs shown on National Educational Television, questionnaires were sent to selected high school and university science teachers, and two programs were shown in private screenings to sample groups of adults and students. Responses to the questionnaires showed that a large majority of those answering had a favorable impression of the scientific presentation of the programs, but focussed concern on the ability of the lay public to understand the scientific material involved. In the private screenings, because there were no experimental tests to determine learning systematically, all learning over chance was taken to be significant, and on this criterion the films were felt to produce significant information gain by the viewers. It was felt by all groups that the science programs encouraged and maintained interest in science. (BB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Educational Television, New York, NY.
Identifiers: National Educational Television
Note: [Appendix A, "Mail Questionnaire" is included with document; Five other appendices are excluded.]