ERIC Number: ED084778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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A Retrospective Look At Educational Media Institute Programs in the U.S. Office of Education, 1965-71.
Bias, Lewis V.; And Others
An analysis of educational media training institutes was conducted to assess the residual effectiveness of those programs upon participants, the institutions involved, and the overall media field. Pertinent literature and existing institute documents were reviewed and questionnaires sent to institute participants and directors. Significant results included the findings that participants valued their experiences and reported an increase in their media-related skills. They found better jobs at higher salaries and tended to move into influential administrative positions at the individual school or, less often, at the county, district, or other broad organizational level. College media programs were also strengthened as a result of these institutes and a multiplier effect was achieved since graduates were significantly involved in training their colleagues in the field. The study did not substantiate that the original objective of producing a sufficient number of trained personnel had been fully achieved, but it did support the conclusion that the institutes were an effective means of developing trained manpower to meet the needs spawned by the unprecedented growth of educational media and technology. Therefore, it was concluded that as personnel needs continue to grow, the institutes should continue to play an important role. (PB)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Leadership Training Inst.