ERIC Number: ED334997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Elementary Teacher Educational Media Utilization and Production in Selected Silicon Valley Schools.
Morlan, John E.; Lu, Mei-Yan
Questionnaires were sent to teachers of grades K-6 in the Silicon Valley area in November 1990 to obtain current information on the utilization and production of media by teachers at this level. This report is based on usable survey instruments returned by 110 teachers, who represented more than 15 different elementary schools. This information was sought for use at San Jose State University, which requires all preservice teachers to take a three-semester unit course in instructional media and technology, and for later comparison with studies of media utilization by K-6 teachers in the Republic of China and Thailand. Individual items were ranked in terms of teacher utilization of media at each grade level. Items were then categorized and placed in related groupings: (1) microcomputers; (2) television (video) and film; (3) still projected media; (4) audio media; (5) models and mock-ups, dioramas, maps and globes, puppets, and field trips; (6) math manipulatives, games and simulations; (7) charts and posters; (8) display boards; (9) graphic and photographic media production and paper materials duplication; (10) centers; and (11) learner arrangements (large group, small group, cooperative learning, and individual self-study). Three figures display the frequency of media use or production activity in each of these categories for K-3 teachers, grade 4-6 teachers, and K-6 teachers. In addition, the Spearman-Brown rank-order correlation formula was used to determine correlation of rankings of media use by primary (K-3) and intermediate (4-6) teachers. Appendices contain lists of media utilized daily by K-6 teachers, as well as daily to weekly, weekly to monthly, monthly to yearly, and less than once a year. These lists are in rank order. (BBM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research Presentations at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology; see IR 015 132.