ERIC Number: ED153644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Preparation of New Jersey Public Secondary School Teachers in the Area of Educational Media and its Effects on Their Utilization Practices and Views Regarding Preparation in the Field.
Romano, Francis A., Jr.
This study attempted to determine if secondary school teachers who had had a formal course in educational media as part of their professional training (1) utilize it more frequently than do colleagues without such a course; (2) view the adequacy of their professional preparation in educational media differently than colleagues without such training; (3) view the importance of educational media competencies differently than colleagues without such training; and (4) hold different views concerning academic approaches for the development of these competencies in secondary school teachers than colleagues who had not had such a course. Questionnaire data were gathered from 569 public secondary school teachers through a stratified random sampling of all New Jersey counties. It was found that those who had had a formal course in educational media as part of their professional training utilize educational media more frequently and rated the adequacy of their professional preparation in this area higher than did colleagues who had not had such a course. Educational media competencies for secondary school teachers were considered important by both those teachers who had had such a course and by those who had not. Both groups viewed a 3-credit course in educational media as the best academic approach for developing these competencies in future secondary school teachers. Based on the findings, recommendations are made for the implementation of such instruction at the state university and local secondary school levels. (DAG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Nova University