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ERIC Number: ED073134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-10
Pages: 11
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What Instructional TV Research Says to the Researcher.
Beisenherz, Paul C.
Limitations in past research in educational television and guidelines for conducting more fruitful future research are identified. The current practice of utilizing few, if any, common criterion measures of effectiveness presents difficulties in the attempt to generalize from current research on ETV. An important initial effort in attempting to improve research in ETV would be to isolate those factors in the learning situation that might produce changes in the behavior of pupils viewing television. It would seem appropriate that an attempt be made to measure the question-asking behavior of both the studio teacher and the classroom teacher involved in the establishment of learning experiences for a particular group of pupils. Based on an evaluation of the literature and the author's research, the following recommendations for future research are proposed: (1) Teachers selected for participation in studies utilizing ETV should volunteer and/or have a favorable attitude toward the use of ETV; (2) Eliminate comparison studies, e.g., TV science versus non-TV science instruction; (3) Increase emphasis on developmental (formative) research that can aid in the design and implementation of the particular TV series--selection of evaluative instruments that measure each specific program objective, increased emphasis on measure of verbal and non-verbal behavior of studio and classroom teachers, and increased emphasis on measures of verbal and non-verbal behavior of students receiving TV instruction. A 20-item bibliography is provided. (DB)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (First, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 10, 1972)