ERIC Number: ED051666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Development, Use and Evaluation of Self-Instructional Programs in Israel.
Jacobs, Paul I.
The use of programed materials to instruct culturally disadvantaged Israeli children in mathematics and in English was evaluated. The primary focus of the study was an evaluation of two mathematics programs--one adapted from an American program and one developed locally for teaching mathematics to low-ability elementary-school students. The teachers who used these programed materials had little training or experience in using programed materials. On the whole, the programed materials were successful in teaching the subject and were helpful in eliminating the large difference between low- and high-ability students. In an ex post facto study of students in a vocational high school who had used programed mathematics materials, similar results were found. A few introductory lessons in English as a foreign language were developed and tried out informally on two fifth-grade students with limited success. These studies suggest, in particular, that the two mathematics programs developed thus far may be used to an advantage in Israeli schools with large populations of culturally deprived students and, in general, that further development of programed materials for use at the elementary and the high school level in Israel is warranted. (JY)
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Sponsor: Ruth Bressler Center for Research in Education, Jerusalem (Israel).
Authoring Institution: Henrietta Szold Inst., Jerusalem (Israel).