ERIC Number: ED213394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Television in the Public Schools. Final Report of the Maryland ITV Utilization Study.
Johnson, Kerry A.; Keller, Paul F. G.
In order to provide information for programming and policy decisions to the Maryland State Education Department, personnel at 200 schools were surveyed to determine how instructional television (ITV) is used at district and school levels. Among questions explored were: (1) the availability of broadcast signal, programming sources, and equipment to receive programming; (2) the commitment of finances at the district and school levels; (3) the extent of use, and the mode of use, of ITV; (4) resource and service commitments at the building level; and (5) the opinions and values of Maryland's educators relative to ITV. Results indicated that while television equipment is generally accessible, ITV use is frequently restricted by tight program scheduling. Teachers indicated that they felt that budget constraints, lack of administrative support, and bias against too much use of ITV as an instructional tool also serve as deterrents to its application in the schools. (MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting, Owings Mills.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. School of Library and Information Services.