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ERIC Number: ED436122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 6
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Satellite Outreach Program to Rural K-12 Schools.
Sanborn, John; Borasky, Stacey; Frost, Charles
Middle Tennessee State University recently developed a satellite-linked, interactive distance learning system with six rural K-12 schools. Faculty were then invited to make a single presentation over this system. The social work department, recognizing both the opportunities and the limitations presented by this new system, elected to be one of the presenters. However, instead of simply broadcasting one presentation, faculty proposed that a comprehensive program be developed for high school students, using the distance learning system as one component. The comprehensive program included: (1) a satellite broadcast to teachers at the six schools to discuss student needs; (2) follow-up contacts by phone and in person with key personnel at the schools; (3) provision of six videotapes dealing with drugs, alcohol, and violence to help prepare the students for the broadcasts; (4) administration of student questionnaires to determine problems and needs; (5) visits to the schools by senior social work students to examine student behavior; and (6) three satellite-linked, interactive, television broadcasts entitled "Anger Management: How To Prevent Violence in Our Schools I, II, and III." This paper reviews and evaluates the results of this effort. (MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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