ERIC Number: ED041901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Uses, Non-Uses, Mis-Uses, Abuses--Media in Arizona English Classes: A Survey.
Donelson, Kenneth L.
Arizona English Bulletin, v12 n2 p15-30 Feb 1970
Questionnaires on media usage in the classroom (containing 166 short answer items and eliciting five brief written responses) were answered by 201 Arizona English teachers who were selected by their department chairmen as being good teachers. Multiple choice questions probed such areas as teacher attitudes toward use of media, present use of media instruction, school availability of audiovisual tools, and extent of teacher-produced materials. Other items elicited information on the teacher's relationship to the person in charge of audiovisual facilities, teacher acquaintance with the school's audiovisual facilities, types of teacher-produced media materials, and teacher opinion on the place of non-print media in English classes. Some findings of the survey were that (1) less than one-fourth of the respondents had taken audiovisual courses as undergraduates, (2) teachers desired to learn more about the equipment which they were already using, (3) teachers seldom or never used media as a means of individualizing instruction, and (4) the only tool in nearly every classroom was the bulletin board, although such aids as tape recorders and overhead projectors were listed as generally available. (Selected responses and implications drawn from the survey comprise the bulk of the report.) (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona English Teachers Association, Tempe.