ERIC Number: ED049637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Schools and Cable Television.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Educational Technology Div.
The papers gathered here are designed to provide a foundation of background information for those charged with the responsibility of formulating school district goals regarding cable television (CATV) and of obtaining the necessary cooperation from the local CATV franchise operators to reach these goals. The position of the National Education Association, which seeks to have 20 percent of all CATV channels reserved for educational purposes, is presented. Cable television is described both from a historical and technical viewpoint. Suggestions for obtaining CATV channels for school use include ideas for working both with city governments and with franchise operators. The cost of various CATV services is estimated, and the future of cable communications is projected, emphasizing the potential of its unique technical features for solving educational problems. A case study describes the efforts of a New York community group to obtain educational provisos in a CATV franchise. A list of requirements formulates the necessary franchise stipulations which will protect the interests of public education. Sample contracts, a glossary, and a bibliography are included as supplementary information. (JY)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Communications, Community Planning, Community Support, Cost Estimates, Educational Planning, Educational Television, Interdistrict Policies, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Public Television, Regional Planning, School Community Relationship, School Policy, Telecommunications
NEA, Publications-Sales Section, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Order No. 381-11968, $2.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Educational Technology Div.