Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)


Educational Leadership

Date of Award

December 1997


This study examines Channel One's influence on middle schools in Sullivan County, Tennessee. The purpose of the study is to investigate the views, feelings, and opinions of Sullivan County middle school teachers regarding the use of Channel One in their classrooms. The study utilizes data gathered from surveys and personal interviews from five middle schools in Sullivan County, Tennessee that subscribe to Channel One. Areas of data presentation include the uses of Channel One in each teaching classroom, the positive and negative consequences Sullivan County middle school teachers perceive Channel One has on their students, the effects of Channel One's advertising upon their students, and the overall satisfaction of teachers who use Channel One in their curriculum. Conclusions of the study emphasize the need for more teacher in-service training specifically for teachers who have Channel One in their classroom.

Document Type

Dissertation - unrestricted