ERIC Number: ED206263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-1
Television in the Classroom: What the Research Says.
Newman, Joan A.
This paper reviews the findings of research on the teaching effectiveness of both instructional and open broadcast television since 1968, pointing out that the presence of a mentor who shares in the viewing and discusses what is seen with the child is a critical factor in what a child will learn. Discussion is divided into research prior to 1975; recent research thrusts; characteristics of effective instructional television programs, viewing, and planning for teaching; the research production (formative evaluation) approach; related research into teaching design; research on the effects of commercial television; and the implications of research findings for teachers. Seven case studies are presented in chart form from a series of 15 examining the cognitive and attitudinal effects on students and teachers of using the Trade-offs instructional television series to teach economics in grades five and six. A bibliography of 37 items is divided into research prior to 1975, recent research thrusts, the Research Production Approach, and related research into teaching design. (CHC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Div. of Instructional and Professional Services.