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This study evaluated the effectiveness of Channel One programming in the Denver, Iowa, Secondary School. The seventh grade class was divided into three groups for the study. One group was selected as a control group and did not view Channel One. The other two groups viewed the programming daily. One of the two groups that viewed the programming also participated in brief follow-up discussions each day. Weekly current events quizzes were administered covering news stories from both Channel One programming and from other common news sources. The data were tabulated and analyzed in an attempt to determine if Channel One raised student current event awareness, if discussion enhanced student current event awareness, and if Channel One stimulated student awareness of events from external sources. Results indicate an increase in awareness of events presented by Channel One. The data are inconclusive with respect to the value of discussion and awareness of events from external news sources.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Barbara Safford


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