ERIC Number: ED292443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Video at Work in American Schools.
Carlisle, Robert D. B.
Based on contacts with almost 160 people in 12 states over the course of a year's travels, this book reports on the use of television technology in many American elementary and secondary schools some 30 years after its introduction as a medium with great promise for teaching and learning. Experiences that teachers are having with the medium in the mid-1980s are described, and their exploitation of video technology is attributed to three essential elements--equipment, programming, and support--as well as the total control of programming at its point of use which has been made possible by the introduction of the videocassette recorder. The use of suitable programming for all curriculum areas and grade levels is also chronicled, with emphasis on its use to strengthen existing instruction, foster change, and promote equal access to educational opportunities. The report concludes with a discussion of the support given to teachers by their principals, media coordinators, and others who work directly with them, which underscores the critical importance of such support in realizing video's promise. The text is supplemented with tables and photographs throughout, and lists of the names of those interviewed and the sources of the video programs are appended. (EW)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Programing (Broadcast), Public Television, School Surveys, Use Studies, Video Equipment, Videotape Recordings
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.
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