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ERIC Number: ED020668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 118
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE PEACE CORPS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION (ETV) PROJECT IN COLOMBIA--TWO YEARS OF RESEARCH. RESEARCH REPORT NO. 8, THE TELEVISED CURRICULUM AND THE COLOMBIAN TEACHER.
COMSTOCK, GEORGE; MACCOBY, NATHAN
DATA FROM SURVEYS OF COLOMBIAN TEACHERS' OPINIONS OF THE PEACE CORPS ETV PROJECT SHOWED THAT ALTHOUGH THE TEACHERS WERE GENERALLY PLEASED, THEY FELT THERE WAS MUCH ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM AND THE TEACHER GUIDES. AFTER EACH OF FOUR SEMESTERS, QUESTIONNAIRES WERE GIVEN TO TEACHERS WHO HAD ACTUALLY USED TELEVISED COURSES IN THEIR CLASSROOMS. CONSISTENTLY, BETWEEN 80 AND 90 PERCENT THOUGHT THAT TELEVISION COULD HELP THEM "A GREAT DEAL," THE MOST FAVORABLE OF SEVEN ALTERNATIVES. INDIVIDUAL COURSES WERE RATED BY A SEVEN-PART "DISSATISFACTION INVENTORY." THE MOST FREQUENTLY MENTIONED COMPLAINTS WERE THAT "COURSES COVER TOO MUCH MATERIAL" AND THAT PUPILS COULD NOT "SEE CLEARLY OBJECTS, MAPS AND THINGS SHOWN." IN REGARD TO TEACHERS' RATING OF THE CURRICULUM AS A WHOLE, COMPUTED AS THE AVERAGE FOR ALL COURSES, THE NUMBER SAYING "EXCELLENT" INCREASED FROM 32 TO 47 PERCENT DURING THE TWO YEAR PROJECT. THE RELATIVE RANKING OF THE COURSES WAS FAIRLY CONSISTENT OVER THE TWO YEARS--NATURAL SCIENCES COURSES WERE MOST FAVORABLY RECEIVED, FOLLOWED BY LANGUAGE ARTS, MATHEMATICS, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES. TEN PERCENT OF THE TEACHERS COMPLAINED THAT THE TEACHER GUIDES GAVE INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION AND WERE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND. APPENDICES INCLUDE QUESTIONNAIRE ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE TEXT. (OH)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.
Identifiers: COLOMBIA; PEACE CORPS