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ERIC Number: ED003565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Nov-1
Pages: 37
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THE RETENTION BY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN OF NATURAL SCIENCE MATERIAL TAUGHT BY TELEVISION.
AMIRIAN, GERARD T.
THE AIMS OF THIS PROJECT WERE TO STUDY THE RETENTION BY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN OF SCIENCE MATERIAL PRESENTED IN AN INTEGRATED PROGRAM OF SCIENCE TEACHING BY TELEVISION, AND TO STUDY THE CHANGES IN INTERESTS AND ATTITUDES TOWARD SCIENCE SUBSEQUENT TO THE PRESENTATION OF SUCH AN INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM. THE SUBJECTS WERE 1,600 FIFTH-GRADE STUDENTS. FOUR TESTS WERE EMPLOYED (TWO FOR SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT AND TWO FOR ATTITUDES AND INTERESTS). DEPENDENT VARIABLES WERE SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT (MEASURED BY MULTIPLE-CHOICE INFORMATION AND MATCHING VOCABULARY TESTS), SCIENCE ATTITUDE AND INTEREST, AND SCIENCE REASONING. CONCLUSIONS INDICATED--(1) STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN SCIENCE INFORMATION AND VOCABULARY GAINED BY THE TELEVISION STUDENTS OBSERVED BY THE END OF 1 YEAR OF INSTRUCTION WERE STILL EXISTING 4 AND 8 MONTHS LATER, (2) NO STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CONTROL AND EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES WERE OBSERVED IN THE RETENTION OF SCIENCE MATERIAL OR OF SCIENCE INTEREST AND ATTITUDE CHANGES. BOTH GROUPS SHOWED A DROP IN SCIENCE INTEREST DURING THE COURSE OF THE EXPERIMENT. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston)