ERIC Number: ED264854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The 1983-84 Maryland ITV Utilization Study.
Jones, Paul E.
Designed to follow-up a 1981 survey, this study assessed the current status of instructional television (ITV) utilization in the public schools of Maryland and compared current usage with that of the 1980-81 school year. Separate questionnaires organized around four major study questions were designed for teachers, library media specialists, principals, and ITV coordinators, and sent to a stratified sample of 209 schools. The appropriate instruments were completed by 209 principals, 209 library media specialists, and 1,045 classroom teachers, i.e., five teachers in each school. In addition, 24 ITV coordinators for public school systems received an instrument. The results of the survey indicated that: (1) ITV continues to be widely available in all Maryland public schools; (2) the most serious problem related to availability continues to be scheduling; (3) there is a positive commitment to ITV as indicated by the increase in ITV equipment and facilities during the past three years as well as by plans for increases during the next three years; and (4) the attitudes of teachers and administrators toward ITV is generally positive. Appendices include the survey sample, cover letters to all participants, and addenda to teachers' questionnaires. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Owings Mills. Div. of Instructional Television.
Authoring Institution: Towson State Coll., MD.