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ERIC Number: ED085735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 105
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An evaluation of the Iowa "Newspapers in the Classrooms of a Free Society" Workshops and an Assessment of the Impact of Newspaper Instruction.
Daniel, Elbert Pittenger
The aims of this study were to evaluate the quality and effects of the Iowa "Newspapers in the Classrooms of a Free Society" Workshops, 1963-1969, and to explore the impact of newspaper teaching. The purpose of the workshops was to teach educators the value of using adult newspapers as instructional materials and to train teachers in methods of using newspapers in their teaching. Information was obtained by means of a questionnaire completed by 192 of 270 educators who attended the workshops. Results of the study indicated that 87 percent of the workshop participants used newspapers in their teaching after attending the workshop and 69 percent had increased their use of newspapers in their teaching after attending the workshops. Workshop participants reported that they influenced 1,518 other teachers to use newspapers. Some participants reported that their use of newspapers was impeded by a lack of support from school administrators, development of rigidly adhered to curricula that would not allow for newspaper teaching, and a lack of funds--although participants reported considerable support by newspaper publishers. Participants judged the quality of instruction in the workshops to be superior to other university instruction. (Author/RB)
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