ERIC Number: ED367312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Utilization of CNN Newsroom in School Classrooms.
Jordan, Sandra S.
This study was an educational assessment of the CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom by enrolled users throughout the state of Georgia. CNN Newsroom is a 15-minute commercial-free newscast aimed at students in public school classrooms. Supplementing the newscasts are daily curriculum guides (available electronically) that outline questions and concepts for teacher-directed activities in the classroom. The purpose of this study was three-fold: (1) to determine demographic and logistical factors influencing use; (2) to determine teacher practices characterizing use; and (3) to obtain user ratings of the CNN Newsroom by enrolled users. A 22-question survey instrument was designed and sent to all 621 educators in Georgia who had enrolled in the free CNN Newsroom program. The majority of the users who responded: were from county school systems; work at the elementary level; teach a social studies curriculum; have 16-to-20 years experience; and hold a master's degree. Generally, the teachers spent five minutes or less introducing the segments and use the service occasionally rather than daily. The user questionnaire is included in the appendix. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia