ERIC Number: ED304093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Using Public Television and Instructional Technologies To Meet Educational Needs. A Blueprint for Collective Action.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC.
This paper presents a blueprint for creating a partnership between public television and the educational community in the provision of educational technology. As a first priority, the plan calls for the implementation of an advocacy effort to make educational, governmental, and corporate decision-makers, as well as parents, aware of the potential benefits technology holds for motivating and instructing children. While recognizing the local and highly autonomous nature of both schools and public television stations, the plan calls for building and/or strengthening partnerships between the two, aggregating and reallocating existing resources, and embarking on new collaborative initiatives in pursuit of new resources to accomplish shared local and national goals. In laying out responsibilities, the plan suggests continuation and significant enlargement of responsibilities for education and public television agencies at the local, state, regional, and national levels. In addition, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is charged with taking on the tasks of national advocacy and coordination to foster a national climate conducive to the enhanced and invigorated use of technology in meeting educational needs. Five appendixes provide a glossary of terms, a list of groups involved in preparing the preliminary 1990s budget, related resolutions adopted by the PBS board, and acknowledgements. (EW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC.