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ERIC Number: ED003508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 43
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A FIELD EXPERIMENT IN THE SUMMERTIME USE OF OPEN-CIRCUIT TELEVISION INSTRUCTION TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE.
HEAD, SYDNEY W.; PHILIPS, C. LEE
A TWO-PHASE EXPERIMENT TESTED THE FEASIBILITY OF MOTIVATING RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES TO DEVOTE SUMMER STUDY IN INTRODUCTORY COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR CREDIT BY MEANS OF OPEN CIRCUIT TELEVISION. A PILOT AND A EXPERIMENTAL COURSE WERE SCHEDULED IN SUCCESSIVE SUMMERS. THE PILOT PROGRAM SHOWED FAVORABLE RESULTS, BUT AN EXPANDED EXPERIMENTAL COURSE WAS USED FOR FINAL RESULTS. THE COURSES OFFERED WERE FRESHMAN ENGLISH, SYMBOLIC LOGIC, AND WORLD CIVILIZATION. COMPARATIVE PLACEMENT TESTS GIVEN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR SHOWED THAT THOSE WHO HAD COMPLETED THE TELEVISION COURSE WERE BETTER PREPARED FOR COLLEGE. THE MAIN QUESTION RAISED, HOWEVER, WAS ANSWERED IN THE NEGATIVE - IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO MOTIVATE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF STUDENTS. STUDENTS WHO TOOK THE COURSE SHOWED HIGHER THAN AVERAGE MOTIVATION AND ACADEMIC ABILITY. EVIDENCE DID SHOW THAT THE SUMMER TELEVISION ASSISTED SOME STUDENTS IN MAKING THE TRANSISTION TO COLLEGE AND STRONG EVIDENCE INDICATED THAT THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE ITSELF WAS EFFECTIVE. (PM)
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Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL.
Identifiers: FLORIDA; Florida (Coral Gables)