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ERIC Number: ED015788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
Pages: 124
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Reference Count: 0
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A NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION PROJECT UTILIZING TELEVISED MATERIALS FOR THE FORMAL EDUCATION OF CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED PRESCHOOL CHILDREN. FINAL REPORT.
MUKERJI, ROSE; AND OTHERS
TO SUPPLY DISADVANTAGED PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH CULTURALLY STIMULATING EXPERIENCES, A TV SERIES, "ROUNDABOUT," WAS DESIGNED TO BE USED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. INNER-CITY PRESCHOOL AND DAY CARE CENTERS. THE 15-MINUTE PROGRAMS WERE TO INTRODUCE NEW EXPERIENCES AND SUPPLEMENT REGULAR ACTIVITIES. IT WAS HOPED THAT THE CHILDREN WOULD IDENTIFY WITH A POSITIVE MODEL, THE MALE NEGRO STAR. TWICE WEEKLY FOR 28 WEEKS THE PROGRAMS WERE SHOWN, AND THE REACTIONS OF 60 3- AND 4-YEAR-OLDS IN 3 SELECTED SCHOOLS WERE OBSERVED. TEACHERS HAD A WEEKLY, INSERVICE TRAINING SESSION. BOTH TEACHERS' AND OBSERVERS' ANECDOTAL RECORDS WERE CODED INTO 13 CATEGORIES AND STATISTICALLY DESCRIBED. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE PRESCHOOLERS IDENTIFIED ONLY SLIGHTLY WITH THE TV PERFORMER, THE TEACHERS MADE INSUFFICIENT USE OF THE SERIES, AND THE CHILDREN HAD TOO LITTLE SPACE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SUGGESTED MOTOR ACTIVITIES. FURTHER RESEARCH MIGHT TEST THE HYPOTHESES THAT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES REINFORCED AT HOME PROVIDE MORE LEARNING, LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME CHILDREN REACT SIMILARLY TO A TV CURRICULUM IF TEACHING ABILITIES ARE HELD CONSTANT, AND THE MORE CREATIVE THE TEACHER AND THE MORE "UNREALISTIC" THE TV CHARACTERS, THE MORE THE CHILDREN RESPOND TO TV. APPENDICES INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT ARE, (1) DEMOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF THE POPULATION, (2) IN-SERVICE TRAINING QUESTIONNAIRE, (3) MONITORS FORM, (4) FREQUENCY OF RESPONSES FOR SCHOOLS, (5) CODING CATEGORIES, AND (6) ANECDOTES. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: United Planning Organization, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; Station WETA TV DC