ERIC Number: ED428746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary and Secondary Educational Services of Public Television Grantees: Highlights from the 1998 Station Activities Survey. CPB Research Notes, No. 116.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
This report is a summary of a variety of educational services offered by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) supported television stations as reported in CPB's annual Station Activities Survey (1998). Highlights from the data include: 141 stations (80% of all CPB supported stations) provide educational services to elementary or secondary schools; the number of stations offering the "Ready to Learn" service on PBS increased by 77% from last year--this service now reaches over 52,000 schools; and half of all stations offer General Equivalency Degree (GED) programs, and 10% offer the program in Spanish, which impacts over 51,000 students. Five charts provide statistics, according to license type and budget size, on: grantees offering instructional programming to schools; number of school districts, buildings and teachers utilizing programming; grantees providing services to schools; and grantees offering GED programs. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Childrens Television, Distance Education, Educational Resources, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Mass Instruction, Programming (Broadcast), Public Television, School Districts, Television Research, Television Surveys, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.