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ERIC Number: ED015221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 28
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Reference Count: 0
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MEDIA AND THE CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED.
MATHEWS, VIRGINIA H.; THOMPSON, WENDA S.
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, METHODS, AND CONTENT MUST BE RELEVANT TO THE NEEDS OF THE INDIVIDUAL LEARNER. THE VERBALLY HANDICAPPED STUDENT PARTICULARLY MAY BENEFIT FROM AUDIOVISUAL TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS WHICH INVOLVE HIM IN CONCRETE, DIRECT LEARNING EXPERIENCES. UNFORTUNATELY, HOWEVER, EDUCATORS ARE NOT SUFFICIENTLY AWARE OF WHAT MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE, HOW TO EVALUATE THEIR INTRINSIC WORTH. TO ELIMINATE THIS IGNORANCE AND TO IMPROVE THE INSTRUCTION OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHING PROJECT EXAMINED SPECIFIC SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND ARRIVED AT A FUNCTIONAL "MODEL FOR DEVELOPING RELEVANT CONTENT FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN." PROJECT AWARE, WHICH STUDIED AND ASSESSED PROGRAMS TO PREPARE SCHOOL PERSONNEL FOR WORKING WITH THE DISADVANTAGED, DEVELOPED SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR SUCH PROGRAMS, INCLUDING THE SUGGESTION THAT PARTICIPANTS BE SELECTED WHO HAVE POTENTIAL AS CHANGE AGENTS WITHIN THEIR OWN SCHOOLS. AMONG THE SUGGESTIONS OFFERED BY THE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA COUNCIL FOR THE DESIGN AND SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS WAS THE RECOMMENDATION THAT CONTENT BE REALISTIC AND IDENTIFIABLE TO STUDENTS. THE USE OF FILMS, AS DEMONSTRATED IN A WASHINGTON, D.C. SCHOOL PROJECT, IS A PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIUM. FILMSTRIPS AND SLIDES, TAPES, "TALKING-TYPEWRITERS," AND EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION ARE ALSO VALUABLE TOOLS FOR TEACHING THE DISADVANTAGED. BUT WHILE PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION MAY BE USEFUL, IN A READING IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IT WAS FOUND THAT THE CHILDREN LACKED THE VOCABULARY AND GENERAL SKILLS TO MAKE OPTIMAL USE OF THE PROGRAMED TEXTS. THIS ARTICLE IS APPENDIX E TO THE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA COUNCIL STUDY OF THE CONCENTRATION OF EDUCATIONAL MEDIA RESOURCES..., PART I--EDUCATION OF THE CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED, FINAL REPORT. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Media Council, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHING PROJECT; National Defense Educ Act Inst Teaching Disad Yout; PROJECT AWARE; PROJECT DISCOVERY