Date Approved

4-4-2004

Embargo Period

4-28-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Educational Leadership

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Hurley, Dennis

Subject(s)

Education--Audio-visual aids; Television in education--New Jersey

Disciplines

Educational Leadership

Abstract

This case study was conducted at the Chelsea Heights School in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The study required implementing a closed circuit television program for the Chelsea Heights School. The purpose of this study was to understand and measure the effectiveness of a closed circuit television program on the communication process and camaraderie at the Chelsea Heights School. The case study was designed to improve communication and camaraderie at the Chelsea Heights School. The program included the Flag Salute, Song of the Month, morning announcements, and special events.

For this case study the researcher used a small convenience sample. The study included the entire Chelsea Heights staff and the student participants were randomly selected.

The study required observing the students and staff before, during, and after the Chelsea Channel 2 Program. This information was recorded in a descriptive journal. The staff members were administered a survey on the impact of the program on the communication process and camaraderie.

The data was coded and entered into the SPSS Statistical Program. The research revealed that the Chelsea Channel 2 Program had a positive impact on the communication process and camaraderie at the Chelsea Heights School.

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