ERIC Number: ED188596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Television and the Classroom: A Special Relationship. A Report on the CBS Television Reading Program. How It Works, How It Began, and How Teachers, Students, and Parents Feel about It.
Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., New York, NY. Television Network.
This description of the CBS Television Reading Program includes a report on the results of a survey investigating the reactions of students, teachers, and parents to the program. Personal interviews were conducted in 97 schools selected from inner-city, urban fringe, and suburban locations in 11 metropolitan areas; subjects included 262 teachers, 921 students in three grade categories ranging from 7-12, and 95 parents. Responses from all three groups were favorable to the program, in which students read matched-to-broadcast scripts of specially selected CBS presentations in the classroom and refer to the scripts at home while watching the programs, often with their families. Their teachers use comprehensive Reading Enrichment Guides prepared by CBS educational consultants to stimulate class discussion and creative activities based on the script. The major benefit reported by teachers was that the program provided worthwhile reading materials that the students' interest in television motivated them to read. A majority of the students found the material more interesting than their usual reading assignments, and 98 percent wanted to participate again. Parents generally felt that using the scripts was beneficial to their child, and 96 percent wanted to continue the program. (RAO)
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Junior High School Students, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Scripts, Secondary Education
CBS Television and Reading Program, 51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019 for individual sample copies of teacher's guides, scripts, and other materials and information about the program.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., New York, NY. Television Network.