ERIC Number: ED393430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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In-School Communication System as a Medium for Media Education.
This study examines the significance of in-school communication systems in Japan, how the hardware is accommodated, and present communication practices in elementary schools. After World War II, Japanese education stressed children's autonomous study. In-school communication systems use became a popular teaching method. Administration of the in-school communication system by the children themselves can be an effective way of developing their cooperative and social abilities, as well as providing a means for media education. Participation in production and dissemination of programs enables children to change their standpoint from listening/receiving to sending/creating. Building-wide public address systems have been installed in elementary schools, and tape recorders, videotape recorders, and video cameras have become more prevalent. A survey found that: (1) almost all schools are equipped with audio and visual receiving apparatus; (2) programs are administered mostly during recess between class periods and consist of announcements and directions, story telling, music, news, and other presentations; and (3) efforts are being made to make in-school communication systems use more attractive to students. Two tables show the types of equipment used in schools and results of the questionnaire. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Verbo-Visual Literacy: Understanding and Applying New Educational Communication Media Technologies. Selected Readings from the Symposium of the International Visual Literacy Association (Delphi, Greece, June 25-29, 1993); see IR 017 742.