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ERIC Number: ED087476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 48
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The Malvern Project. Closed Circuit Television in Secondary Schools.
Hawkins, Bernard
A three-year project investigated the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) in four Australian secondary schools. Particular attention was paid to the ability of CCTV to make classroom teaching more effective and individualized and to promote team teaching. CCTV equipment, including a mobile production unit, was made available and teachers created instructional programs. Off-the-air video tapes of televised programs and student produced programs were also incorporated into the project. The project evaluation showed that: 1) many teachers saw CCTV as being of little assistance and few devoted the large amount of time needed to prepare programs; 2) the prevailing administrative structure was not conducive to developing CCTV programs, which required large blocks of free time for groups of 5-6 teachers; 3) students made little use of the opportunity to create programs; and 4) off-the-air videotape recording of television (TV) programs was heavily utilized. It was concluded that the level of use did not warrant any substantial investment in CCTV equipment, but it was recommended that individual schools acquire a videotape recorder for off-the-air recording of TV programs and one inexpensive camera for making simple videotape recordings. (PB)
Australian Council for Educational Research, P. O. Box 210, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 3122 ($1.00); Lawrence Verry, Inc., River Road, Mystic, Connecticut 06355
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Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia