ERIC Number: ED028071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Comparative Study Concerning the Relative Effectiveness of Televised and Aural Materials in the Inservice Training of Junior High School Mathematics Teachers.
Byrkit, Donald Raymond
This study was conducted to determine whether the televised portion of an instructional system contributed significantly to student achievement in terms of the instructional objectives of the lesson. "Modern Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher" by Green and Kalin was the instructional system used for the study which involved 54 junior high school mathematics teachers from Escambia County, Florida. The teachers were randomly assigned to three subgroups--a television group, an audiotape group, and a control group. The primary conclusion was that television adds a significant contribution beyond other system components. The television group showed a greater superiority over the control group and the audiotape group in every case where significance was obtained. On an attitude scale given to all groups to determine reaction to the presentations, those subjects who studied a lesson on integers showed significantly more favorable attitudes than those who studied a lesson on number theory. There were, however, no significant differences in attitude resulting from presentation mode. (RP)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Educational Television, Inservice Teacher Education, Instruction, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.