ERIC Number: ED339358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Audiovisual Equipment in Educational Facilities Today. AVE in Japan No. 29.
Japan Audiovisual Information Center for International Service, Tokyo.
This report summarizes a 1989 update of a 1986 survey on the diffusion and utilization of audiovisual media and equipment in Japan. A comparison of the two reveals the advancements in types of audiovisual equipment available to schools and social education facilities in Japan which have developed in only 3 years. An outline of the equipment questionnaire and the utilization questionnaire reveals an average 95% response rate, or a combined total of 21,273 responses. Analyses of the responses revealed that schools are better equipped than social education facilities, with diffusion rates differing according to the technology: 16-mm projectors, slide projectors, still cameras, overhead projectors, radios, televisions, video cameras, videotape recorders, audiotape recorders, and record players. Diffusion rates are also presented according to facility: kindergartens, elementary schools, junior high schools, senior high schools, public halls, prefectural libraries, municipal libraries, youth nature centers, youth houses (residential), youth houses (non-residential), and women's education centers. Utilization findings indicated that audiotape recorders and television were used in schools, while 16-mm movie projectors and audiotape recorders were used in social education facilities. Additionally, the use of microcomputers was shown to have increased at all levels. Data are also reported for teacher utilization, degree of utilization, utilization by subject matter or courses, and participation in training courses. A discussion of the local production of instructional materials concludes the report. (9 figures; 12 tables) (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Japan Audio-Visual Education Association, Tokyo.
Authoring Institution: Japan Audiovisual Information Center for International Service, Tokyo.