ERIC Number: ED044041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Problems and Successes of Instructional Television in Elementary and Secondary Schools in New York State 1966-68.
Knirk, Frederick G.
The problems and successes of instructional television (ITV) in elementary and secondary schools in New York State between 1966-68 are reported here as the basis for recommendations which may facilitate the continued development of ITV in the state. Sixty-five schools, representing 60 percent of the ITV-using schools, and nine nonusing ITV schools in the State were visited. Educational Council Stations were found to be the single greatest source of programs; these were mostly used as enrichment or resource materials. Problems most often mentioned were those of scheduling and programing. With the initial help of the State assistance program, most of the schools seem to have most of the equipment they need. Generally, all buildings are considered adequate for ITV. Teachers report that they feel comfortable with ITV. However, budget cuts may make the suspension rate of ITV as high as 25 percent for the 1969-70 school year. Some of the recommendations are that the development of Council stations, Instructional Television Fixed Service Stations, and closed-circuit television school systems in New York State should be coordinated; that the State Education Department videotape library should be expanded; and that ITV preservice and inservice training programs for teachers and school administrators should be developed. (MF)
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Budgeting, Cable Television, Closed Circuit Television, Cost Estimates, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Library Acquisition, Library Circulation, Programing (Broadcast), Programs, Scheduling, School Buildings, School Funds, Secondary Education, State Boards of Education, State Libraries, Television Research
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of School Programs Evaluation.
Identifiers: Educational Council Stations; New York