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ERIC Number: ED002447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Jan
Pages: 1
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TV INSTRUCTION BEGINS.
Lennox School District, Los Angeles, CA.
AN EXPERIMENTAL COURSE IN LABORATORY SCIENCE BY MEANS OF CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION WAS DESCRIBED. IT INVOLVED ALL SIXTH GRADES OF THE LENNOX SCHOOL DISTRICT. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM WAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER SIXTH-GRADE PUPILS COULD LEARN A COURSE IN LABORATORY SCIENCE AS WELL BY TELEVISION AS BY THE ACTUAL PERFORMANCE OF THE EXPERIMENTS. OF THE 150 PUPILS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP, 75 WERE MATCHED WITH 75 STUDENTS IN THE CONTROL GROUP WHICH WAS TAUGHT CONVENTIONALLY. ACHIEVEMENT TESTS WERE TO BE GIVEN TO BOTH GROUPS AT THE END OF THE EXPERIMENT. ALL PUPILS FOLLOWED THE SAME COURSE OF INSTRUCTION. THE TELEVISION PUPILS READ AND DISCUSSED WITH THEIR TEACHERS THE BACKGROUND OF THE EXPERIMENT TO BE VIEWED, VIEWED THE PERFORMANCE, AND COMPLETED WRITTEN WORK ON THE LESSON. THE TEACHER HELPED WHEN NECESSARY. THE PROCEDURE WAS THE SAME FOR THE LABORATORY PUPILS EXCEPT THAT THEY PERFORMED THE EXPERIMENTS THEMSELVES. THE EXPERIMENT WAS NOT COMPLETED WHEN THE ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN, AND RESULTS WERE NOT GIVEN. POSSIBILITIES FOR USING THE CLOSED-CIRCUIT SYSTEM IN THE DISTRICT INCLUDED SHOWING MOTION PICTURE FILMS ON THE TELEVISION SETS IN THE CLASSROOMS, PRESENTING RESOURCE PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS WHICH COULD ONLY BE PRESENTED IN A SINGLE CLASS, AND CONDUCTING TEACHERS MEETINGS AND INSERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMS. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "LENNOX DISTRICT LETTER," VOLUME 5, ISSUE 1, JANUARY 1961.
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Authoring Institution: Lennox School District, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles)