ERIC Number: ED060230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Television in the Australian Classroom.
Quarterly Review of Australian Education, 3 (1), September 1969
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) that considers the development of educational television in Australia and its impact on the educational system. Three forms of instructional television are distinguished: (1) total teaching, in which the teaching is directly related to a prescribed course; (2) supplementary teaching, in which the teacher provides additional material for a prescribed course; and (3) related enrichment, in which matter relevant to a prescribed course is presented that is not directly available to the teacher. ETV in Australia is of types (2) and (3), and is provided by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). It includes about five percent of its program expenditures. The subjects on ETV are reviewed, and a brief history of Australian ETV is presented. The impact of educational television is evaluated, with some qualitative and quantitative data on number of students exposed, how the teachers are trained, which materials and techniques are the most effective, and the wide spectrum of opinion held and emphasis placed by the States of Australia. The Malvern Project is described, in which closed circuit television and video tape recorders are used to develop procedures and methods so that individual schools may develop their own programs as well as use ABC telecasts. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Closed Circuit Television, Educational Television, Enrichment Activities, Statistical Surveys, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Television Surveys
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia