Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Ella C. Clark

Second Advisor

David E. Millis


This study was conducted to determine the present use and educational value of instructional television in the primary grades. It has investigated: 1) the extent to which instructional television is being used in primary classes in the United States, 2) the advantages and disadvantages of instructional television in its present use, 3) the need for this type of instruction, 4) the implications of this medium for both teacher and pupil, 5) the potential use of instructional television at this level. The question of instructional television for primary children immediately reverts to two basic concepts, namely; the philosophy of education endorsed by each school system, and the psychology of learning which includes the growth and developmental patterns. Beyond this, however, is the question of necessity and expediency in the f ace of current problems facing primary education. This study is intended to bring together current information about ETV in primary grades, and to clarify numerous concepts and developments in educational television as they relate to the primary school.