ERIC Number: ED071454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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A Nationwide Survey to Determine Who Chooses Instructional Films.
Breen, Myles P.; Ary, Donald E.
Audiovisual Instruction, v17 n9 p46-48
The selection and purchase of instructional films for use in elementary and secondary schools is a complex process. Generally choosing a film is the task of the classroom teacher or the principal. However the decision can involve a wide variety of other personnel including audiovisual coordinators, business managers, and librarians. This survey of 114 randomly selected school districts reveals that the individual teacher appears to be the most important element in film selection, with the school principal next in importance. In addition, the survey also shows that the media budget for these districts amounted to only one percent of the total operational budget. This, the authors note, is a significant departure from the estimate of four percent made by the Commission on Instructional Technology. Finally, the survey shows that only a minority of schools have a stated policy for evaluating and selecting films. (MC)
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