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ERIC Number: ED013536
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 87
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WASHINGTON COUNTY CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION REPORT.
LYLE, DAVID
THE INSTRUCTIONAL POTENTIAL OF TELEVISION WAS EVALUATED FROM 1956 TO 1961 IN THE WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD., SCHOOL SYSTEM. ALL GRADES AND ALL COURSES WERE INVOLVED. TELEVISED INSTRUCTION WAS MADE INTEGRAL TO THE COURSES, BUT IT DID NOT OCCUPY A MAJOR PART OF THE SCHOOL DAY. 45 SCHOOLS WERE LINKED IN A CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION NETWORK. SIX DIFFERENT LESSONS COULD BE BROADCAST SIMULTANEOUSLY TO OVER 800 SETS. LESSONS WERE TRANSMITTED, MOSTLY LIVE, FROM A TELEVISION CENTER WITH 5 STUDIOS. A TEACHING TEAM CONSISTED OF THE STUDIO TEACHER AND THE CLASSROOM TEACHER, WHO PREPARED STUDENTS FOR THE TELEVISED LESSON AND LED DISCUSSION AFTER IT. A SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE EVALUATION PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED BY INTERVIEW, QUESIONNAIRE, AND EXAMINATION. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN BASIC SUBJECT AREAS WAS MEASURED, NOTING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ACHIEVEMENT IN URBAN AND RURAL SCHOOLS. AFTER 5 YEARS IT WAS FOUND THAT THE CURRICULUM HAD BEEN IMPROVED AND ENLARGED AT A PRACTICABLE COST. A MAJORITY OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS LIKED TELEVISED INSTRUCTION. TABULATED RESULTS OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES, ENGLISH, ART, MUSIC AND FRENCH GENERALLY FAVORED STUDENTS WHO HAD RECEIVED TELEVISED INSTRUCTION FOR A LONGER PERIOD OVER STUDENTS RECEIVING LESS OR NO TELEVISED INSTRUCTION. THE PROJECT WAS NOT CONDUCTED AS A FORMAL EXPERIMENT. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Washington County Board of Education, Hagerstown, MD.
Identifiers: MARYLAND; Maryland (Hagerstown)