ERIC Number: ED223217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Utilization of Media in Teaching by Secondary Classroom Teachers.
Gilbert, Raymond M.; Hennigan, Thomas L.
A media usage study investigated the current status of media utilization by classroom teachers in American secondary schools. A randomly selected group of 1,128 full-time secondary teachers was drawn from 150 schools in 38 states and in American Overseas Schools. Data were collected for seven categories: (1) current teaching assignment; (2) source of media knowledge; (3) type of school; (4) frequency of media usage; (5) years of experience; (6) effectiveness of teaching with media; (7) value of media. Results show that secondary teachers value media usage, although teaching assignments reflect a slight difference among teachers in frequency of media usage. Media acquisition in the university teacher education classroom is desired, and although some teachers have experience with media inservice, school system inservice programs are not providing for media needs of teachers. High schools with traditional grade levels of 9 to 12 and 10 to 12 use media more frequently in their classrooms, and teachers who use media daily agree that their teaching effectiveness is improved with media usage. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AECT Research and Theory Division Meeting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Research and Theory Division (Dallas, TX, May 1982). For other papers, see IR 010 442-487.