ERIC Number: ED309493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
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English/Language Arts Teachers' Views on Mass Media Consumption Education in Maryland High Schools.
Koziol, Robert V.
A study examined the views of English/Language Arts teachers in Maryland high schools with respect to mass media consumption education. On the basis of taped interviews and completed questionnaires from 104 teachers (a 39% response) from 26 public and private high schools in 9 counties and Baltimore City, most teachers indicated they did not know of any published mass media curriculum in their county, but a high percentage did include mass media in their courses, with newspapers, magazines, and television topping the list. A majority of teachers also thought their students consumed 20 hours or more of mass media per week and that teaching mass media raised student interest level and was a good preparation for life in a media-oriented society. The negative views by teachers, however, centered around mass media instruction not being part of an established curriculum, the unavailability of necessary background material or training, and the lack of room in the curriculum for mass media. Finally, the respondents thought mass media consumption education was desirable, perhaps on a limited basis, and said they would at least consider more mass media instruction if they were supplied more background and/or information. (Ten illustrations are included; an appendix which contains the questionnaire on mass media consumption and 66 references are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland