ERIC Number: ED103023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Social Service Delivery Via Cable Television: Foster Parent Training. A Field Experiment, Cost Analysis, Network Design, Implementation Alternatives and Related Policy Issues. Final Report.
Baldwin, Thomas F.; And Others
The project described consisted of a field experiment in the delivery of a social service by means of a commercially-operated cable television system. A five-program series was developed and produced which provided foster-parent training leading to the licensing of prospective foster parents. Some 64 volunteers began the training program. Half the participants were asked to watch the training programs in their own homes; the remainder were asked to assemble in small groups in "host homes" for viewing purposes. Based upon the field test, a series of alternative scenarios for continued use of such delivery systems are described. Cost analyses for each together with some policy implications are presented. (Author/DGC)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Cable Television, Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Experimental Programs, Field Studies, Foster Family, Foster Homes, Group Instruction, Home Study, Individual Instruction, Parent Education, Policy Formation, Research Projects, Social Services, Television Research, Television Viewing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. RANN Program.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Engineering.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Communication Arts.