ERIC Number: ED413879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Study of School Uses of Television and Video. 1996-1997 School Year Summary Report.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
This summary provides an overview of the findings from the 1997 Study of School Uses of Television and Video, which surveyed principals (n=1,059) and teachers (n=1,285) throughout the U.S. The study analyzed key measures of the use of television and video for instruction in U.S. schools in terms of availability of equipment, programming, support, and other resources; patterns of use in classrooms; and educators' attitudes and expectations for outcomes. It also examines the impact of computer technologies--particularly multimedia and the Internet--on classroom practice. TV and video are highly valued as teaching tools, seen as especially effective for reaching visual learners and special populations. TV and video are being used more deliberately and are being more fully integrated into the curricula. Teachers look for quality programming, programs of appropriate structure and length, and advance information to allow them to preview and tape. Teachers overwhelmingly named PBS programs as very valuable and used them frequently because of their high quality and appropriateness. Students and teachers are becoming more media savvy, increasingly using camcorders and other video production equipment. The focus on computer acquisition and use has not replaced television in the classroom. An appendix summarizes the study design and methodology. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Films, Internet, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Use, Multimedia Materials, Programming (Broadcast), Public Television, Teacher Attitudes, Television Viewing, Video Equipment, Videotape Recordings
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Publications, 901 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20004-2037 ($5). Full technical report for this study available ($30 nonprofit and government organizations; $60 all others).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.