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ERIC Number: ED020666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 159
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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. 4, THE COLOMBIAN TEACHER AND THE UTILIZATION VOLUNTEER--MAKING ETV WORK IN THE SCHOOLS OF A DEVELOPING COUNTRY.
COMSTOCK, GEORGE; MACCOBY, NATHAN
TO FOCUS ON THE DAILY USE OF ETV IN COLOMBIAN SCHOOLS AND ON THE IMPACT OF THE PEACE CORPS UTILIZATION VOLUNTEERS WHO PROMOTED THE EFFECTIVE USE OF TV, SEVERAL SURVEYS WERE CONDUCTED WITH COLOMBIAN TEACHERS DURING 1964-65, THE LARGEST WITH 1,884 TEACHERS AT THE END OF THE SECOND SEMESTER IN 1965. IT WAS FOUND THAT NON-TEACHING PROBLEMS CONSISTUTED A CONSIDERABLE OBSTACLE TO SUCCESSFUL USE OF TELEVISION. THESE INVOLVED PHYSICAL FACILITIES, SCHOOL ORGANIZATION AROUND TELEVISION USE, AND TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF TELEVISION USE. THE HIGH FREQUENCY OF THESE PROBLEMS INDICATED THAT "SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT" WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT TASK FOR THE VOLUNTEERS, RATHER THAN, AS ANTICIPATED, ADVISING TEACHERS ON USE OF TELEVISED INSTRUCTION IN THEIR OWN TEACHING. THE RESULTS SHOWED A HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT ASSOCIATION BETWEEN VOLUNTEER HELP AND THE MINIMIZATION OF THESE NON-TECHNICAL PROBLEMS. THE MAJORITY OF THE TEACHERS WANTED AS MUCH IF NOT MORE CONTACT WITH THE VOLUNTEERS. CONCURRENTLY, TEACHERS' CONTACT WITH COLOMBIAN OFFICIALS INCREASED CLEARLY, WHICH WAS INTERPRETED AS A SUCCESSFUL STEP TOWARD A PLANNED COLOMBIAN TAKEOVER OF THE PROJECT. (OH)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.
Identifiers: COLOMBIA; PEACE CORPS