ERIC Number: ED051637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
Development and Evaluation of Single Concept Film Loops for Dissemination of Occupational Information to Youth in the Middle School. Phase I. Final Report.
Moeller, Carl A.; Cox, Walter L., Jr.
A total of 21 single concept Super 8 millimeter films, each four minutes long, were made that offered an on-site view of selected mechanical, industrial, and service occupations. The occupations selected to be filmed were considered to have growth potential and to be open to non-college bound students. It was found that the films could be photographed by a graduate student directly on 8 mm. film according to a professionally prepared script with little or no editing. This was important because the first three films prepared by a commercial studio proved to be too expensive. The sound track for the films was tape recorded on a cassette. Starting the film projector and the tape recorder at the same time provided a sufficiently synchronized effect for instructional purposes. When the films were shown to some 1322 middle-school students, the majority of the students rated them as a good or excellent method of learning about occupations. The acceptance of the films varied somewhat with the sex of the student and the film content. The major criticism was the desire for more information. Their simple presentation form allowed the films to be used in an individualized instructional setting. (JY)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Employment Opportunities, Film Production, Individualized Instruction, Information Dissemination, Instructional Films, Middle Schools, Noncollege Bound Students, Occupational Information, Photographic Equipment, Photography, Projection Equipment, Scripts, Single Concept Films, Tape Recordings, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. School of Education.