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ERIC Number: ED088748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-16
Pages: 41
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Use and Misuse of Industry Sponsored Materials.
DuVall, Charles R.; Krepel, Wayne J.
A review of educational research reveals that free and inexpensive materials are used today to a much greater extent than they had been in the past. Two studies, sponsored by the American Iron and Steel Institute, are evidence of the producer's interest in determining the strengths and weaknesses of the materials being sent into classrooms and utilized in instructional programs. An analysis of the data of these studies of teacher opinions in relation to free filmstrips and printed materials, ED 072 992 and SO 006 300 respectively, is presented in the major portion of this paper. Tables illustrate the similarity of the samples used in both studies, the effectiveness of the materials, and the opinions expressed concerning evaluation of free materials compared to commercially produced materials. The second major, but brief, portion of the paper discusses data interpretation and recommendations. It is suggested that producers concentrate on narrowing the content focus, and that teachers be more selective in choice of materials before using them in the classroom. The final recommendation is for further study by producers of the ways in which teachers utilize free materials. A bibliography concludes the paper. (KSM)
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