ERIC Number: ED027746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Television in Language Arts Education. A National Instructional Television Report.
National Instructional Television Center, Bloomington, IN.
One of the conferences sponsored by National Instructional Television in 1968 was conducted to evaluate television materials being offered in Language Arts Education in order to stimulate effective television programing. Twelve specialists assessed materials collected from instructional television agencies across the country. They concluded that television instruction is generally inadequate. It does not enhance and is often a poor substitute for the teacher. Programs rarely achieve their intended objective. The lessons are conventional and tedious. Despite the present inadequacy of television instruction in Language Arts the assessors considered the media to be a potentially powerful teaching tool and they made recommendations as to how its potential can be realized. At present, of the 124 telecourses in use, 74 percent are for use in elementary grades. Most courses are recorded. The last section of the report gives a list of the telecourses with their title, producer, grade level, and the number, length, and frequency of broadcast. (RP)
Descriptors: Educational Television, Language Arts, Language Skills, Production Techniques, Television Curriculum, Television Surveys, Videotape Recordings
N.I.T., The National Instructional Television Center, Box A, Bloomington, Ind. 47401
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Authoring Institution: National Instructional Television Center, Bloomington, IN.