ERIC Number: ED161404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-20
Reference Count: 0
Using Instructional Television Videocassettes as an Alternative Supplement to the Reading and Mathematics Instruction in Albert Sidney Johnston Elementary School.
Campbell, Richard W.
A study to improve the reading and mathematics skills of selected second-grade students at Albert Sidney Johnston Elementary School utilized educational television programs as supplements to the basal programs in reading and mathematics. This practicum at the all-minority school was designed (1) to improve reading skills to mastery of 7 of the 12 skills recognized in the Dallas Independent School District curriculum as essential for second-grade students, (2) to improve mathematics skills to mastery of 20 of the 25 essential skills, (3) to lower the anxiety level of the students toward school by 50 percent as measured by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children, and (4) to decrease absenteeism by five percent. Staff training for teachers is described, as well as student and teacher reactions to the program. The practicum was not successful as implemented according to the established criteria; however, as a result of this project, the ITV program is being revised to meet the needs of the students and is being implemented in the school for a second year. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Math Factory; Texas (Dallas); Word Shop
Note: Ph.D., Nova University