ERIC Number: ED205218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Copyright Consciousness: Teacher and Media Specialists.
The population for a study conducted to determine how knowledgeable teachers and media specialists are about the new copyright law consisted of 147 teachers and 52 media specialists, who were randomly selected from schools in suburban Atlanta school districts. A questionnaire was designed based on the documents published by the professional associations to acquaint teachers, librarians, and media specialists with those provisions of the law that would directly concern them in their professional roles. The first six of the 19 questions on the questionnaire dealt with the copyright law in general; while media specialists scored on an average a bit better than teachers (50.83 percent to 45.5 percent), it was not a significant difference. The last 13 questions were application oriented and both groups did better on these, with the teachers scoring on the average of 59.3 percent and media specialists on the average of 65.2 percent. It was concluded that, despite their special position in the school and the amount of material available to them, media specialists are only slightly better informed about the law than teachers. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A