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ERIC Number: ED380081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Needs Assessment--A Savvy Way To Secure ITV Use.
Ganguly, Indrani
A needs assessment survey of science teachers in 5th through 12th grades was conducted to answer the following research questions: (1) What factors influence science teachers positively or negatively toward using instructional television (ITV)? and (2) What are the significant needs felt by science teachers in the actual classroom regarding ITV use? Results of needs assessment found eight factors and three stand-alone items that influenced the teachers' beliefs about ITV use: relevant and accurate; entertaining; instructional support; teacher involvement; accessibility; focus; availability; external approval; the program uses background music; the program is narrated by woman; and smaller class size for effective use. With respect to the significant needs felt by teachers, a discrepancy was found between ideal and actual situations across all eleven variables, indicating serious gaps in technological innovations in ITV use. Three tables and one figure illustrate the data analysis. (Contains 59 references.) (MAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: In: Imagery and Visual Literacy: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (26th, Tempe, Arizona, October 12-16, 1994); see IR 016 977.