ERIC Number: ED244488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Instructional Television Utilization among Special Education Teachers. [Final Report].
Research Communications, Inc., Chestnut Hill, MA.
Findings of a survey on use of instructional television (ITV) sent to approximately 1,000 special education teachers are reported. An initial chapter describes the survey procedure and highlights background information about the sample. Findings are reported in the second chapter about the availability of ITV equipment, formats, and viewing settings among special education teachers. A third chapter on ITV use notes that special education teachers use ITV less frequently than regular class teachers, and that only 21% use it on a regular basis. Further, special educators found the broadcast schedules less convenient than teachers in the general population. A fourth chapter analyzes survey responses concerning the availability of support ITV services. Concerns voiced included lack of training about ITV and unavailability of teachers' guides and corresponding print material. The final chapter focuses on the availability and use of microcomputers, noting tht special education teachers used microcomputers much less frequently than they use ITV. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Communications, Inc., Chestnut Hill, MA.