ERIC Number: ED264203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
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Twelve Year Survey of Media Availability in Public Schools in Washington State.
Gebhardt, Richard F.
A series of four questionnaires were mailed to schools in the state of Washington over a 12 year period to: (1) determine trends in media availability; (2) attempt to establish data for projections of media availability in the near future; and (3) consider geographic regions according to different availability. The surveys included 76 items concerning hardware and software in addition to demographic information, and were sent to student teachers from Washington State University in 1971, 1976, 1981, and 1983. The scope of the surveys included all hardware from photographic copiers to television to fade/dissolve slide units to copy cameras. For the 1983 survey, computers were added in the survey items. Software items increasing in availability over the survey period included transparency materials and thermal spirit masters. Software decreasing in availability included diazo materials, dry mount materials, and filmstrips. Reasonably strong increases were seen in hardware, including xerographic copiers, cassette recorder/players, and overhead projectors. Decreasing availability was seen for such hardware items as portable projection screens, reel type recorders, and primary and regular typewriters. Projections are made for future directions of software and hardware educational media. The media questionnaire is appended. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington