ERIC Number: ED175420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Information Kits on Teacher Utilization of The Electric Company.
Swinehart, James W.
A total of 900 teachers who had previously requested a free information kit on The Electric Company (TEC) received questionnaires to assess the impact of the kit on class utilization of the TEC series. Results (completion rate 30%) indicated that the kit's TEC Handbook was mentioned most often as being helpful in receiving TEC broadcasts. Among users, a majority indicated that the kit reinforced their desire to continue using the series and that they were making better use of the programs. Among non-users, about half had checked on the availability of TEC in their areas, and a similar number had tried to get a TV set for classroom use. In general, attitudes toward the kit were positive among both users and non-users. The data suggest that TEC utilization might be increased by finding ways to provide more TV sets for classroom use and to keep available sets in good repair, arranging better scheduling of the program, directing special efforts to school administrators, developing a means of letting teachers know in advance what programs will be aired on given dates, and providing more information to teachers about the supplementary materials available for use with TEC. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Public Communication Center, Pelham Manor, NY.
Note: Appendices removed because they will not reproduce; For related document, see ED 153 654