ERIC Number: ED049597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Television and Educational Reform in El Salvador. Complete Report on the Second Year of Research.
Schramm, Wilbur; And Others
Research conducted on El Salvador's educational reform program during the 1970 school year is summarized. The primary focus is on the effect of instructional television on that reform. The administrative history of the 1970 school year is briefly reviewed. Learning patterns in the seventh- and eighth-grade television classes are compared with those in traditional classes. An attempt to isolate the contribution of television instruction to student learning and an analysis of the effect of television instruction on certain disadvantaged groups are described. An attitude survey to determine the effect of the reform program on teachers shows a generally favorable attitude toward televised instruction. Surveys of student attitudes and of student aspirations are presented in terms of El Salvador's overall economic development. The longitudinal data obtained over the past two years, four different student surveys, and an interview study of parents are summarized. Two special projects--one to measure the changes in classroom teaching behavior and the other to obtain quick feedback on student learning in television classrooms--are reported. The text of the report is extensively supplemented by charts, graphs, and data tables. [Document not available from EDRS due to marginal legibility of the original document.] (JY)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Aspiration, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, Economic Progress, Educational Change, Educational Television, Feedback, Longitudinal Studies, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Telecourses, Television Curriculum, Television Research, Television Teachers
Institute for Communication Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.
Identifiers: El Salvador