ERIC Number: ED308821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Perceptions of International Students toward the Use of Educational Media in Their Home Countries.
Hussain, Noorul; Olia, Fatemeh
A survey was conducted at Michigan State University to examine the nature (positive or negative) and levels (high, medium, or low) of the perceptions and attitudes of students from 29 developing countries--in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean--toward the use of educational media in their homelands. Two hundred and eight out of 350 questionnaires were returned by 39 undergraduate and 169 graduate students (62% response rate). Percentages, means, and analysis of variance were used to analyze data frequencies, and major findings indicated that the general attitudes of the respondents toward the use of educational media were positive in nature and were expressed at a high level. Positive perceptions were also indicated toward the use of educational media in business and industry, followed by government and education. Some variations in attitudes were observed in respondents' general perceptions of levels of their annual per capita incomes, and in specific perceptions of education, business and industry, and government. No significant differences were noted in terms of levels of academic programs, experience, and information. A number of minor findings were noted in regard to students' levels of experience with and simple knowledge of educational media and levels of their annual per capita incomes. The overall conclusion was that this highly favorable perception may be due to respondents' experience with and information about media. However, the findings should not be generalized because of the limited scope and coverage of the study. (5 references) (CGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Dallas, TX, February 1-5, 1989). For the complete proceedings, see IR 013 865.