ERIC Number: ED127024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Television Survey of Appalachian Parents of Preschool Children.
Shively, Joe E.; And Others
A total of 699 Appalachian families with preschool children were surveyed to gather information on the availability and use of television, radio and telephone in their homes. The survey was designed to assess the practicality of using television as one of the components of the Marketable Preschool Education (MPE) Program, an extension of the Appalachia Educational Laboratory's Home-Oriented Preschool Education (HOPE) Program. Survey items about television included questions about availability, presence of color capability, size of set, reception of stations, number of non-functioning sets, and quality of reception, as well as viewing habits and preferences of children. Availability of telephone and radio were also surveyed. Results were presented in detailed data tables. Since results indicated that a large percentage of families owned a television set with good reception quality or had access to one, the practicality of the use of television as one of the components of the MPE Program was established. The implications of other data for overall program planning were discussed briefly. (MS)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Color, Commercial Television, Early Childhood Education, Educational Television, Home Programs, Intervention, Measurement Techniques, Parents, Preschool Children, Program Development, Programing (Broadcast), Questionnaires, Radio, Rural Family, Television, Television Surveys, Television Viewing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Kentucky; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia