ERIC Number: ED050591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Editing As a Way of Life.
Sokol, Alvin P.; Sitkewich, Jacqueline Shuler
A course titled "Editing As a Way of Life," dealing with communications media, was tried out at the senior high school in University City, Missouri. A total of 38 activities were devised to meet the 16 objectives of the course, which were subsumed under six categories: perception, knowledge, creativity, skills, production techniques, and attitudes. The major portion of this report consists of tables which relate the results of various evaluations of the course including the value students placed on each of the course goals and the extent to which students felt the course met these goals. Student responses are also broken down by variables of sex, race, religion, academic success, and rank in family. The course evaluation was based on only selected aspects of the program for which data could be gathered readily in a short time period. Among the major findings were that students in the program were better able to define terms from the field of communication and media and could use those terms with greater sophistication. Also there was a substantial correlation between the activities students liked most and those from which they thought they learned the most. Students had positive attitudes towards the course. It was concluded that the course was generally successful and could be implemented in other schools. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: University City School District, MO.
Authoring Institution: University City School District, MO.
Note: Inquiry Into Innovations Series