ERIC Number: ED088488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Models of Television-Based Educational Programs: A Draft Report. A Working Note.
Bretz, Rudy; And Others
The results of a survey of four kinds of television-based educational programs are presented. The study examined the developmental steps which preceded the production of Sesame Street by Children's Television Workshop, of the Chicago TV College, of Telekolleg of Germany, and of the Advocates; the aim was to identify developmental models to be used in connection with the creation of a new career education program aimed at women in the home and sponsored by the United States Office of Education. The first section of the report describes a general model of program development which includes the common phases of planning, development, operations and evaluation. Following this, summary case studies of the four individual programs are provided. The conclusion is reached that if a program can be based upon an existing organization, if it requires neither extensive research nor complex programing, and if objectives, target audience and methods are known in advance, then an effective television-based educational program can be developed in a short time. If these conditions aren't present then the developmental phase will be long and costly. (PB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.