ERIC Number: ED200922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Time Teachers Spend Reading Versus Time They Spend Watching TV.
Predicated on the assumption that if teachers are to have a positive influence on the reading and television viewing habits of their students it is important for them to be aware of their own reading and viewing habits, a study was conducted to determine whether teachers spent more time reading or watching television. Fifty-six teachers in an urban area kept daily records of their reading and television viewing time for one week. They were also asked to record the names of the programs they watched and the tyeps of materials they read. The results showed that the sample as a whole watched television only five minutes a week longer than they spent reading during that same period (9 hours and 39 minutes for reading as opposed to 9 hours and 44 minutes for viewing). The findings also revealed that 19 of the teachers qualified as nonreaders (reading less than one hour a day) and 20 qualified as nonviewers (watching television less than one hour per day). There were no heavy readers or viewers (reading or watching television more than six hours a day). The nature of the materials read and the programs watched by the teachers could not be ascertained from their responses. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M. A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.