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ERIC Number: ED018031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Aug
Pages: 121
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Reference Count: 0
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THE ILLINOIS TELEVISION PROJECT FOR THE GIFTED, A COMBINED EXPERIMENTAL AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT TO TEST AND DEMONSTRATE TELEVISED ENRICHMENT UNITS FOR STUDENTS AT UPPER ELEMENTARY LEVELS. FINAL REPORT.
HENNES, JAMES D.; AND OTHERS
THE RESULTS OF AN EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT USING THREE SERIES OF ENRICHMENT UNITS ARE SUMMARIZED IN THIS REPORT. EACH PROJECT CONSISTED OF 12 HALF-HOUR VIDEOTAPE PRESENTATIONS IN ASTRONOMY, MATHEMATICS, AND GEOGRAPHY. THE LESSONS WERE PRESENTED TO 570 GIFTED (AVERAGE IQ OF 124) FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS WHO REPRESENTED THE UPPER 25 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE POPULATION. CONTROL GROUPS WERE ESTABLISHED BY HAVING THE CHILDREN VIEW TWO OF THE THREE SERIES. WORK IN THE PROJECT WAS VOLUNTARY, AND NO GRADES WERE GIVEN. THE PROGRAM OPERATED COMPLETELY APART FROM CLASSROOM CONTEXT AND DID NOT INVOLVE TEACHERS IN ANY WAY. VIEWERS AND NONVIEWERS WERE COMPARED IN TEST PERFORMANCE REACTION, ATTITUDE TOWARD SUBJECT MATTER, AND OTHER FACTORS. RESULTS INDICATED THAT SIGNIFICANT (.001 LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE) IMPROVEMENT IN LEARNED CONTEXT OCCURRED FOR ALL THREE COURSES. PUPILS REPORTED LIKING THE LESSONS, BUT LITTLE OR NO DIFFERENCE IN ATTITUDE OR OVERT BEHAVIOR WAS FOUND BETWEEN VIEWERS AND NONVIEWERS. FEW STUDENTS REPORTED ANY DIFFICULTY IN KEEPING UP WITH REGULAR CLASSROOM WORK. THE CREATIVITY APTITUDE OF THE STUDENT HAS LITTLE BEARING ON SUCCESS IN (ACHIEVEMENT) OR ATTITUDE TOWARD THE TELECASTS. INDEPENDENT STUDY ABILITY WAS RELATED TO SUCCESS IN THE COURSE. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE ON SELECTION OF STUDENTS WHO WILL VIEW AND METHODS OF USING THE TELECASTS. SAMPLE TESTS, QUESTIONNAIRES, AND INFORMATION ON RELATED STUDIES ARE INCLUDED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY LISTS 29 ITEMS. (RM)
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Authoring Institution: Central Illinois Instructional Television Association, Urbana.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of Instructional Resources.
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