ERIC Number: ED229000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Decision-Making and Educational Television.
Williams, Michael T.
The 3-part inquiry described focused on geography departments in maintained secondary schools in England, Scotland, and Wales to study the process of decision-making in the curriculum context which needs to be done before using a television set in the classroom. In part one, four local education authorities were studied to determine and describe the infrastructure of resources planning, organization, and allocation. Data were collected through interviews with local education authority advisers and headteachers and teachers in randomly selected schools. A mail questionnaire was designed and sent to a random sample of heads of geography departments in 465 secondary schools in the second phase. Responses provided detailed information about the head of department as a curriculum decision-maker and as a user of instructional television programs. In part three, six heads of geography departments kept daily records of curriculum decisions in the summer term of 1979. This exploratory procedure yielded new data which help to place the use of educational television into the context of curriculum planning. This report provides considerable detailed information presented as abstracts from interviews and tables of statistical data, as well as summaries and conclusions at the ends of chapters and the three parts, and appendices containing additional detailed information and a list of references. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)