ERIC Number: ED086211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Utilization of and Teachers' Attitudes Toward Educational Television Facilities in the Schools of the Board of Education for the Borough of York.
This survey sought to ascertain the extent to which individual target schools were equipped with television facilities, and the frequency with which the available equipment was being used by the teachers. The principals in the Borough of York responded to a Television Survey and a random sample of teachers responded to questionnaires. The results indicated: 1) the junior public schools were facilitated on a small scale compared to the equipment arrangements in the senior and secondary schools; 2) the rate of utilization was related to quantity of facilities, but not to reception quality and kinds of facilities; 3) overall utilization of the facilities was low; 4) utilization of facilities tended to be highest in the lowest grades, and decreased as school level increased; 5) primary and junior grade teachers used live T. V. broadcasts most frequently, while intermediate and senior grade teachers more frequently used video-tape recordings; and 6) the most often mentioned reason for non-use was inconvenient and rigid scheduling of programs. Several suggestions are made to improve both the quantity and quality of television utilization. (CH)
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Authoring Institution: York Borough Board of Education, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Toronto)