Type of Document Dissertation Author Russell, William Benedict URN etd-03302006-201840 Title Secondary Social Studies Teachers Use of Film: A Comparison Study Degree Doctor of Philosophy Department Middle and Secondary Education, Department of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Robert Gutierrez Committee Chair Caroline Picart Committee Member Jim Jones Committee Member John Lunstrum Committee Member Keywords
- Teaching With Film
Date of Defense 2006-01-20 Availability unrestricted AbstractFilm has been found to be an effective tool for enhancing social studies curriculum when used effectively. Studying how social studies teachers use film in the classroom will help determine if teachers are using film to enhance instruction and learning in a lesson, if the proper rules and regulations are being followed, and/or if film is being used as a reward or time-filler.
The purpose of this study is to examine social studies teachers’ practices for using film in the classroom. This study investigated three separate issues: 1) If graduating from a teacher preparation program affects how teachers use film in the social studies classroom, 2) If having tenure or continuing contract affects how teachers use film in the social studies classroom, & 3) If years of teaching experience affects how teachers use film in the social studies classroom.
Using a survey design, seventy social studies teachers participated in this study. The data were examined using an analysis of variance (ANOVA).
The data collected, conclude that there is a significant difference (P-Value = .000250) between graduates and non-graduates of a teacher preparation program and how they use film in the social studies classroom. Furthermore, the data collected conclude that there is a significant difference (P-Value = .027) between teachers with more experience than teachers with less experience with how they use film in the social studies classroom. There was no significant difference among teachers with/without tenure/continuing contract.
Based on the results of the data, graduating from a teacher preparation program and years of teaching experience does affect how social studies teachers use film.
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