ERIC Number: ED352928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-12
Improve Teachers' Knowledge of How To Use Curriculum Related Video through Staff Development in an Elementary School.
Pullen, Earnestine J.
The goal of this practicum, which was achieved through staff development instructional programs and follow up experiences over a three month period, was to improve the knowledge of elementary school teachers in how to use curriculum related video. TV/video systems and educational programs were utilized to stimulate the critical thinking process of students in interdisciplinary subject areas. Initial and terminal assessments were made to determine if the expected outcomes were met. The teachers' performances and attitudes were reflected in measurement instruments, i.e., a teacher checklist, observation, and weekly circulation reports. The specific objective that was accomplished was that 20 out of 40 teachers at the work setting felt that they could effectively use video equipment and programs as part of their instructional program. Five appendices contain: a form for reporting daily media and equipment circulation; questionnaires designed to determine teachers' attitudes toward using curriculum related video programs and their reactions after using such programs; and questionnaires eliciting information on the teachers' perceptions of the usefulness of videos and their assessment of the inservice course. Six tables display the findings of this study. (Contains 17 references.) (ALF)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Critical Viewing, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Television Viewing, Video Equipment
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.