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ERIC Number: ED003244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Apr
Pages: 27
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A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENT PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATION, REPORT NUMBER 1--RESEARCH ON THE CONTEXT OF INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION.
HAYMAN, JOHN L., JR.; JOHNSON, JAMES T., JR.
A NUMBER OF STUDIES RELATING TO WAYS IN WHICH INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION CAN BEST FIT INTO THE TOTAL TEACHING SITUATION HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED JOINTLY BY THE DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND STANFORD UNIVERSITY'S INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICATION RESEARCH. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE IN THIS STUDY TO LEARN WHETHER DIRECT PARENT PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION LESSONS CAN INCREASE THEIR CHILDREN'S LEARNING. THE ACTIVITIES ON THE PART OF THE PARENTS WERE--(1) TO WATCH A 15-MINUTE TELEVISED SPANISH LESSON IN THE EVENING WITH THEIR CHILD (THE CHILD HAD ALSO SEEN THE PROGRAM IN CLASS), (2) TO FOLLOW A SPECIAL INSTRUCTION GUIDE INVOLVING THE USE OF A PHONOGRAPH RECORD, AND (3) TO PREPARE A DATA SHEET INDICATING PROGRAMS WATCHED AND AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT PRACTICING WITH THEIR CHILD. THE PTA COORDINATED THE WORK WITH PARENTS. THE PARENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED TO BECOME INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT WERE NOT TYPICAL OF THE TOTAL PARENT POPULATION IN DENVER. THEY TENDED TO BE IN HIGHER STATUS OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS, AND THEIR CHILDREN'S ACADEMIC CHARACTERISTICS WERE RELATIVELY HIGH. THE RESULTS OF A 50-QUESTION ACHIEVEMENT TEST, AFTER ADJUSTMENT FOR DIFFERENCES IN LEARNING POTENTIAL, DEMONSTRATED THAT PARENT HELP SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED LEARNING. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE THAT THIS NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR DIRECT PARENT PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATION BE EXTENSIVELY INVESTIGATED. FURTHER REPORTS ARE LISTED UNDER ACCESSION NUMBERS ED 003 245 AND ED 003 246. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.; Denver County Public Schools, CO.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Stanford); COLORADO; Colorado (Denver); DENVER STANFORD PROJECT; Stanford Achievement Tests