ERIC Number: ED341374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Channel One, Educational Television and Technology. Hearing on Examining Current Educational Television Programming and To Examine New Technologies Which Could Impact the Future of Educational Television, Focusing on Channel One, a News and Information Program Designed for a Teen-Age Audience, before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
The purpose of this hearing was to get a sense of the larger picture of what educational television is currently doing, what the alternative modes for educational television are, the merits of the programming that is currently available, what the documented educational impact in schools that have used educational TV has been, the types of policy concerns that exist, how the Federal Government might help educators attend to the needs of students of all ages, and the direction for educational technology in the classroom in the next decade. A topic of particular concern was public school participation in "Channel One," a news and public affairs program that includes commercials, and involves the donation of equipment to schools with the proviso that a specified percentage of students watch the program at the same time everyday without interruptions. Following the opening statement by Jeff Bingaman, Senator from New Mexico, prepared statements were presented by: (1) Linda G. Roberts, Senior Associate of the Science Education and Transportation Program, Office of Technology Assessment; (2) Laura Eshbaugh, Vice Chairman of Whittle Communications, Knoxville, Tennessee; (3) Gary R. Rowe, Senior Vice President, Turner Educational Services, Atlanta, Georgia; (4) Sandra H. Welch, Executive Vice President, Education Services, Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, Virginia; (5) Frank Mankiewicz, Vice Chairman, Hill and Knowlton Public Affairs Worldwide, Washington, D.C.; (6) Gary Tydings, Executive Director, Professional Engineering Development and Instructional Television, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; (7) Claiborne Pell, Senator from Rhode Island; and (8) Bill Honig, State Superintendent of Public Instruction for California. (DB)
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Futures (of Society), Government Role, High School Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Policy Formation, Programing (Broadcast), Television Commercials
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.