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ERIC Number: ED020664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 160
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Reference Count: 0
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THE PEACE CORPS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION (ETV) PROJECT IN COLOMBIA--TWO YEARS OF RESEARCH. RESEARCH REPORT NO. 2, THE PROJECT'S FIRST SEMESTER--PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT, TEACHER ATTITUDES, AND THE WORK OF THE UTILIZATION VOLUNTEER.
COMSTOCK, GEORGE; MACCOBY, NATHAN
THE PEACE CORPS (ETV) PROJECT IN COLOMBIA ENCOUNTERED PROBLEMS IN TV PRODUCTION, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, UTILIZATION OF TELEVISED INSTRUCTION, AND LEADERSHIP. BY JUNE OF THE FIRST SEMESTER TELEVISED ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION INCLUDED ABOUT 390 SCHOOLS, 2,000 TEACHERS, AND 60,000 PUIPLS. EXTENSIVE RESEARCH INTENDED TO PROVIDE A BASIS FOR CORRECTIVE POLICY-MAKING WAS CONDUCTED. IN A FIELD EXPERIMENT, RESULTS FROM 7,100 TESTS GIVEN TO STUDENTS IN 178 CLASSES IN 10 COURSES SHOWED INCREASED ACHIEVEMENT ATTIRBUTABLE TO THE PROJECT. HOWEVER, DIFFERENCES WERE SMALL BETWEEN A CONTROL GROUP AND THREE TELEISION GROUPS, DIFFERING FROM ONE ANOTHER IN THE AMOUNT OF TEACHER INSTRUCTION BY PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS. A PANEL STUDY OF ABOUT 250 TEACHERS INTERVIEWED BEFORE AND AFTER THEIR FIRST SEMESTER OF TELEVISED INSTRUCTION SHOWED THAT MANY TEACHERS HAD NEVER COME IN CONTACT WITH VOLUNTEERS ASSIGNED TO WORK WITH THEM, BUT THAT FOR OTHER TEACHERS, FREQUENT CONTACT WITH VOLUNTEERS APPEARED TO HAVE HAD FAVORABLE IMPACT ON THE TEACHERS' ATTITUDES. TO STUDY THE ROLE OF THE VOLUNTEERS WORKING WITH TEACHERS, INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH 30 VOLUNTEERS AND 19 TEACHERS. TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES USED BY VOLUNTEERS VARIED SIGNIFICANTLY, AND SEEMED TO HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED AD HOC. MOST VOLUNTEERS FELT CONSIDERABLE FRUSTRATION, DUE TO LACK OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION. APPENDICES INCLUDE QUESTIONNAIRE ITEMS, SURVEY PROCEDURES, AND INTERVIEW FORMS. (OH)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.
Identifiers: AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT; COLOMBIA; PEACE CORPS