ERIC Number: ED128000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Magazine Medium in Secondary School Education.
Prince, Melvin; Haas, Diane
To investigate the role and future prospects of magazine use in secondary education, a questionnaire was given to junior and senior high school teachers. Some 1,200 of the teachers in 20 out of 44 designated metropolitan areas answered questions about their classroom use of magazines as well as other media. About 70% of all the respondents used magazines in their teaching. Magazines exceeded all other mass media--newpapers, television, films, charts or maps, books, records and tapes--as a teaching supplement. Teachers used the magazines for discussion, encouragement of reading, displays or project resources, homework, individualized work and free time activities. The kinds of magazines favored were related to the teachers' subject areas. Teachers' conceptions of the ideal magazine were not far afield from the currently available periodicals. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Magazine Publishers Association, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Scholastic Research Center, New York, NY.