ERIC Number: ED242413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Teachers' and Principals' Views of Sponsored Educational Materials That May Be Provided Schools by Consumers Power Company. Part I: Lower Elementary (K-3) School Teachers.
DuVall, Charles R.
Opinions of kindergarten through third-grade teachers concerning the use of free materials sponsored by businesses and companies were investigated. The investigation specifically attempted to determine and compare the following information: (1) respondents' teaching positions; (2) membership in professional organizations; (3) years of administration and teaching experience; (4) use of free materials in classes; (5) use of free materials provided by Consumers Power Company (CPC); (6) awareness of CPC's resource catalog; (7) administrative encouragment for use of sponsored materials; (8) present uses of sponsored materials; (9) determination of types of materials considered to be most useful; (10) features the respondent would like to see in future sponsored materials; (11) determination of a relative rank ordering of the different types of materials respondents would like to see CPC provide; and (12) a determination of respondents' opinions regarding five broad subject areas for CPC's potential materials development within the next 5 years. Additionally, respondents were asked for their suggestions for improving CPC's sponsored materials in any areas not previously covered in the instrument. Collected from responses to an "opinionaire," data are organized in the form of bar charts, and reference is made to materials and selected comments received from teachers queried. Also included in the report are a copy of the instrument, a bibliography of related materials, and verbatim transcripts of all remarks received from all respondents. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Consumers Power Co., Jackson, MI.
Authoring Institution: DuVall (Charles R.) & Associates, South Bend, IN.