ERIC Number: ED046234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Development of Techniques for Utilizing Television in Secondary School and Adult Basic Education Classrooms. Final Report.
Lincoln, William A.
In this project, television cameras, monitors, and videotapes were used as direct teaching tools by classroom teachers, with a moderate degree of success, as judged by student achievement and acceptance. Six classroom teachers worked with 309 secondary students and 23 adults, each teacher adapting the techniques of television production to his subject area. Both teachers and students operated the equipment, televising activities in the classroom setting and out of it. An opinion sampling instrument developed for the project was administered, and revealed that: (1) students did not express a high level of confidence that, because of television, a class had taught them "very much"; (2) opinions about the use of television were colored by the way it was used in a particular subject area; (3) correlation was at a significant level among those items relating to dullness or interest, amount learned, and desire to have television used in classes. The experience of the project resulted in the conclusion that all five of the television capabilities utilized--image multiplication, image magnification, image association, image transportation, and image memory--were possible using relatively inexpensive, easily operated equipment. Recommendations centered about the need for paraprofessional aides and mobile units. (MF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Gardner Public Schools, MA.