ERIC Number: ED278391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Out-of-School Learning among Children, Adolescents, and Adults. Report of Findings from the 1985 Home Information Technology Study (HITS). Contractor Report.
Riccobono, John A.
One of two reports on the 1985 Home Information Technology Study (HITS), a national survey conducted to provide insights into the role played by educational technologies in out-of-school learning, this volume provides current national estimates of the nature and extent of non-school learning by children, adolescents, and adults, and examines the factors involved in the decision to engage in non-school learning and the processes and resources typically employed in different types of learning. The first of three major sections in this report, the introduction provides background information on the study and a description of the survey methodology. Detailed analyses of the data are presented in the second section for: (1) the nature and extent of non-school learning; (2) the most important learning activities; (3) factors related to the choice of the most important non-school learning; (4) use of resources in non-school learning, including involvement of other people and use of non-human resources; and (5) attitudes toward learning resources. The third section provides a summary of the major findings and conclusions drawn from the data analyses. Appended materials include copies of the HITS interview items for all four age groups; a summary of the HITS study design and survey methodology; and a discussion of the precision of reported estimates and generalized standard errors. (BBM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Attitudes, Audio Equipment, Family Environment, Informal Education, Information Technology, Interviews, Learning Activities, Microcomputers, National Surveys, Preadolescents, Telecommunications, Television, Use Studies, Video Equipment, Young Children
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related report, see IR 012 470.