ERIC Number: ED332728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Educational Broadcasts in Japanese Schools. Third Edition.
Kodaira, Sachiko Imaizumi
This report describes the significant role which the Japan Broadcasting Corporation's (NHK) educational broadcasts play within the Japanese education system. It begins by presenting an overview of the Japanese educational system and the fundamental characteristics of school broadcasting via both television and radio. The increase in the number of schools utilizing school broadcasts is then explored as it relates to the following factors: (1) the improvement in broadcast contents; (2) the campaign for promoting broadcast use; and (3) the increase in the number of school broadcasts. The role of educational television is discussed and the advantages and aims of using television broadcasting are summarized. Several methods of research on school broadcasting are described, and it is observed that one reason for the success of school broadcasting is the free exchange of views between teachers and broadcasters. Obstacles to the use of school broadcasts and the merits of the VTR (video tape recorder) in school broadcast utilization are also explored, as well as current problems of school broadcast utilization. Types of popular educational broadcasts for handicapped children, teacher expectations about educational broadcasting, and the need for further study of the effect of television on Japanese children are also discussed. Graphs and charts highlight much of the information presented in this report. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Japan Broadcasting Corp., Tokyo. Broadcasting Culture Research Inst.