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ERIC Number: ED003162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Pages: 167
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RESEARCH MEMORANDUM, EVALUATION OF AN INSERVICE TELEVISION TRAINING PROGRAM IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS.
KOPSTEIN, FELIX F.; MILLS, DONALD F.
AN EVALUATION WAS CONDUCTED TO ANSWER THREE QUESTIONS--(1) HOW MUCH DID ELEMENTATY SCHOOL TEACHERS WHO VIEWED INSTRUCTIONAL TELECASTS ON MODERN MATHEMATICS KNOW ABOUT THE NEWER MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS BEFORE THE SERIES OF PROGRAMS BEGAN, AND WHAT WERE THEIR ATTITUDES, (2) HOW MUCH DID THE TEACHERS KNOW, AND HOW MUCH WERE THEIR ATTITUDES CHANGED AFTER VIEWING ALL THE TELECASTS AND PARTICIPATING IN ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES, AND (3) WERE THE TEACHERS' INCREASED KNOWLEDGE AND POTENTIAL CHANGES IN ATTITUDES REFLECTED IN THEIR OWN CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES IN MATHEMATICS, AND DID THEIR OWN PUPILS' KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES CHANGE AS A RESULT. THE SERIES OF TELECASTS CONSISTED OF 15 30-MINUTE PROGRAMS. TWELVE PILOT CENTERS WERE SET UP IN FOUR MAJOR REGIONAL LOCATIONS. TELECASTS WERE VIEWED AND SEMINAR DISCUSSIONS FOLLOWED. GUIDEBOOKS WERE USED FOR READING AND WORKING EXAMPLES. PRETESTS AND POST-TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED. THREE OBJECTIVE ACHIEVEMENT TESTS WERE USED--(1) THE ETS COOPERATIVE ARITHMETIC TEST, (2) THE ETS COOPERATIVE STRUCTURE OF THE NUMBER SYSTEM TEST, AND (3) A SPECIAL INSIGHTFUL ARITHMETIC TEST. OF THE APPROXIMATELY 350 TEACHERS, IT WAS POSSIBLE TO MATCH 192 PERSONS WHO HAD COMPLETED ALL TESTS AND THE TELECASTS. IT WAS FELT THAT THE TEACHERS DID NOT BENEFIT BY VIEWING THE SERIES OF TELECASTS, NOR DID THE TESTS USED IN THE EVALUATION MEASURE THOSE VARIABLES ON WHICH A CHANGE OCCURRED. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Cooperative Mathematics Tests (Arithmetic); Educational Testing Service; ETC COOPERATIVE STRUCTURE OF THE NUMBER SYSTEM TEST; Insightful Arithmetic Test (ETS); NEW JERSEY; New Jersey (Princeton)