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ERIC Number: ED003561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Aug
Pages: 86
Abstractor: N/A
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AN EXPERIMENT, WITH EVALUATION, IN THE ERADICATION OF ADULT ILLITERACY BY USE OF TELEVISION INSTRUCTION OVER A STATE EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION NETWORK SUPPLEMENTED BY SUPERVISED GROUP VIEWING.
PEERSON, NELL; AND OTHERS
THE APPLICATION OF THE LAUBACH METHOD TO TEACH ILLITERATE ADULTS BY TELEVISION WAS REPORTED. THE PROGRAM INVOLVED 600 STUDENTS OF WHOM 250 COMPLETED THE COURSE OF STUDY. THE STUDENTS WERE ILLITERATES ABOUT 40 YEARS OF AGE WITH 2 TO 3 YEARS OF FORMAL SCHOOLING. LESSONS WERE PREPARED AND TELECAST USING MATERIAL DEVELOPED BY F.C. LAUBACH. CLASSES WITH DIRECT TEACHING WERE ALSO ORGANIZED. EVALUATIONS WERE MADE OF THE LITERACY TRAINING BY QUESTIONNAIRES, ADMINISTRATION OF VARIOUS ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, AND OBSERVATIONS BY THE STAFF. INDICATIONS WERE THAT BOTH THE TELEVISION AND DIRECT TEACHING GROUPS SCORED EQUALLY WELL ON WORD KNOWLEDGE AND DISCRIMINATION. THERE IS NEED FOR MATERIALS OF ADULT-INTEREST LEVEL TO AID IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY TRAINING PROGRAMS. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT TELEVISION INSTRUCTION, WITH SUITABLE SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL, CAN VERY ADEQUATELY MEET THE NEED FOR A CRASH PROGRAM ON ILLITERACY. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Florence State Coll., AL.
Identifiers: ALABAMA; Alabama (Florence); ALABAMA LITERACY PROJECT; LAUBACH METHOD