ERIC Number: ED162363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
An Initial Study of Public Radio's Educational Services 1975-1976.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Results of a survey of educational services provided by 145 public radio stations throughout the United States (78.4% response rate) are presented in this report. Following a description of the background of the survey and a summary of the findings, detailed findings are reported in tabular and narrative form for 26 items pertaining to such areas as educational radio staffs of the stations, kindergarten through twelfth grade and post-secondary services provided, availability of curriculum materials, coordination with television, and audience interaction. A discussion of the findings and recommendations for future studies conclude the report. Among the major findings reported are that only 63 of the respondents (43.5%) provide educational serivces, that only 20 of these (14% of the total) provide services for kindergarten through twelfth grade, that only four of these 20 stations have full-time educational staff members, and that 54 of the stations (37% of the total) provide post-secondary services, with the greatest emphasis on informal adult education. The report includes a copy of the survey instrument that was used, and a summary of public radio educational activities by state and licensee. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.