ERIC Number: ED111794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-12
Reference Count: 0
Educational Media Competencies for Future Secondary School Teachers: A Comparative Study of Views Held by Secondary School Principals and Academicians.
Romano, Francis A.; Spiecker, Joseph
The purpose of this study was to obtain evidence that a formal course in educational media should be required of all secondary education students at Trenton State College. In order to obtain this evidence, a questionnaire was sent to 324 public secondary school principals in New Jersey and 220 academicians at Trenton State College. Sixty-eight percent of the principals and thirty-five percent of the academicians surveyed returned the questionnaire. The questionnaire asked the subjects to rate seven educational media competencies according to their importance for secondary school teachers on a scale of 1 to 5. From eight academic approaches listed on the questionnaire, the subjects were also asked to indicate the approach they viewed as best for the development of the seven educational media competencies in secondary school teachers. It was concluded from the findings of this study that secondary school principals and academicians place "great importance" on the seven educational media competencies, and that they view a three-credit introductory course in educational media as the best academic approach for the development of educational media competencies in secondary school teachers. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Note: A practicum presented to Nova University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education (Nova University, July 12, 1974)