ERIC Number: ED248832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-23
Reference Count: N/A
School Utilization Study, 1982-83. Executive Summary.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
A survey of the availability, use, and support--financial, personnel, and staff development--of instructional media in United States public and private elementary and secondary schools was conducted by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Center for Education Statistics. This study expanded on a 1976-77 study of school utilization of television by adding audio/radio and computers. A sample of 619 school superintendents, 1,350 principals and 2,700 teachers were queried about any in-school instructional applications of programming and equipment during the 1982-83 school year. When classifying responses, district size and wealth and school level were used to illuminate similarities and differences that existed in media use. Results of the survey showed that all three media were available to at least some teachers in most school systems; media use varied across media and school levels; financial support differed greatly according to district size and wealth; over 90% of districts offered inservice teacher training in some media; and some have media support personnel. Comparisons with results of the earlier study show that the status of television for instruction has remained relatively stable from 1976-1977 to 1982-1983, with fewer elementary and more secondary teachers using television. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.