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The purpose of this survey was to determine the extent to which teachers apply effective fi]m utilization techniques in schools. Five general questions and sixteen more specific ones were developed based on effective usage techniques identified in the literature review. Questionnaires were sent to five hundred kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers selected at random from public and private schools in East central Iowa. Responses were received from 67% of the sample. The initial analysis suggested that up to 90% of the teachers reported applying familiar techniques such as introducing and discussing films, but the percentages of teachers who indicated positive applications of less obvious techniques dropped as low as 7%. Objective analysis and comparisons of various correlations suggests that there is a significant need for better application of film utilization techniques in education.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Roger A. Kueter


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