ERIC Number: ED362176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Channel One: Reactions of Students, Teachers and Parents.
Knupfer, Nancy Nelson
How students, parents, and teachers reacted to the Channel One school news broadcast was studied in eight high schools and seven junior high schools in three school districts. Subjects included 581 teachers, 2,457 students, and 652 parents who were surveyed at the beginning of their experience with Channel One and at the end of the school year. The decision to adopt Channel One had been based on the promise of equipment and cabling rather than a specific curricular need or curricular content. Teachers felt little investment and did not seem concerned about making a serious effort to implement the broadcast in a meaningful way. In some schools, staff believed that school-produced programs and announcements made possible by the system were more valuable than the news program. In general, students at the junior high school level liked the broadcast more than did the high school students, and teachers liked it better than did students. Parents did not seem to know much about Chapter One. Parents and students were more likely to think that the advertisements on Channel One would have adverse effects than were teachers. As teachers and students gained experience, they were less inclined to believe that Chapter One teaches critical consumerism. Experience increased teacher approval of the program, but decreased student and parent approval. Four tables and two figures illustrate study findings. The surveys are also included. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Channel One; Parent Surveys; Student Surveys; Teacher Surveys
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (15th, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 13-17, 1993); see IR 016 300.