ERIC Number: ED093355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May-23
Reference Count: N/A
State Department Early Childhood Education Program Specialists' Review of the Content and Technical Quality of AEL's "Around the Bend" Pilot Tapes. Technical Report No. 30.
Shively, Joe E.
In order to determine whether Appalachia Educational Laboratory (AEL) had the capacity to produce a TV series of technical quality and whose content meets criteria designed for the selection of children's television programs, two pilot tapes were produced by AEL and submitted for rating to seven early childhood education specialists from seven State Departments of Education and to one specialist affiliated with a national organization. Based on the responses of these eight individuals to a questionnaire dealing with content and technical quality, it appears that AEL has demonstrated the capacity to produce TV tapes which exhibit technical quality and meet content selection criteria. Most of the specialists rated the pilot tapes positively in terms of meeting the selection criteria, providing a variation in character image, exhibiting technical quality; and nearly all thought a series similar to the pilots would be suitable for use in their states. There was concern over the age of the target population, the relative emphasis of children versus adults, and the continuity of the segments. (WDR)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Television, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Marketing, Media Research, Media Selection, Observation, Preschool Education, Preschool Learning, Production Techniques, Programing (Broadcast), Television Research, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.