ERIC Number: ED044639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Educational Television in University Extension Youth Programming.
Thompson, John F.; And Others
This study tested the effectiveness of the Four-H TV Action series broadcast over several Wisconsin commercial stations for school children in grades 4-6. Data were sought on patterns of participation, effects of related classroom activities and personal maturity on learning, and the extent to which youth can learn about emergency preparedness through television. In addition to broadcasts in 16 western Wisconsin counties beginning in January 1967, the program was televised on Saturday mornings in the fall by commercial stations in Green Bay, Rhinelander, and Wausau. Teachers in LaCrosse County administered pretests and posttests and agreed to discuss each program in class and to have the students complete the suggested projects. (Teacher responses and university extension agent reactions included data from a much wider area.) These were among the conclusions reached: (1) university extension can use educational television (ETV) effectively with grade 4-6 children during nonschool time; (2) they will view ETV and learn from it; (3) grade 4 pupils like the program better than grade 5 or 6 pupils, but the latter learn more; (4) supplementary classroom activities tend to increase learning; (5) teachers respond favorably to ETV programs and will use them. (LY)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Educational Television, Elementary School Students, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Females, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Knowledge Level, Males, Participation, Program Evaluation, Research, Residential Patterns, Student Educational Objectives, Teachers, Youth Programs
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Coll. of Agricultural and Life Sciences.