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Elementary School Teachers' Attitudes toward Instructional Television

Jerry B. Ayers
The Journal of Experimental Education
Vol. 41, No. 1 (Fall, 1972), pp. 1-4
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20157315
Page Count: 4
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Elementary School Teachers' Attitudes toward Instructional Television
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Abstract

A 32-item instrument was developed to measure the attitudes of elementary school teachers toward instructional television. The instrument was administered to a stratified sample of 142 teachers in Tennessee. Correlations of responses to the thirty-two items with years of teaching experience were computed. Twenty-five items correlated significantly and were subjected to factor analysis. Four factors appeared to be the best solution to the problem and have been titled 1.) The Teaching Process, 2.) Threat of Instructional Television, 3.) Use of Instructional Television, and 4.) The Learning Process. Items of threat nature were rejected and the attitudes of the teachers were highly positive toward instructional television. The instrument appeared to be an effective tool to measure attitudes of elementary teachers toward instructional television.

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