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ERIC Number: ED131876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-27
Pages: 16
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Who Takes National TV Courses?
Purdy, Leslie
Selected findings of a recent national study of participants in a televised college-credit drama course (Classic Theatre: The Humanities in Drama) are reported. Information was obtained through 24 institutions offering the course; through questionnaires administered to samples of students, faculty members, and administrators; and through site visits by researchers. Among the findings were: (1) average age of students taking the Classic Theatre course was 36 years; (2) 75% of the students were females; (3) 20% had completed one year of college, while 22% had completed two years of college; (4) 72% had never previously taken a drama or literature course; (5) 74% of the students were employed full-time, and 18% were employed part-time; (6) 18% were housewives; (7) 11% reported that they were students; (8) 43% were simultaneously enrolled in on-campus courses; (9) 21.5% were taking other television courses at the same time; (10) over half of the participants reported satisfaction with the broadcast schedule; and (11) half of the students rated the televised course as being equally as difficult as a regular college course. Results of the study confirm the tremendous potential of high-quality television courses in providing a visual experience that no one local institution could hope to duplicate. (JDS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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