ERIC Number: ED023313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
Television Linguistics Program. 1967 Report.
Glassner, Leonard E.
The program teaches comtemporary English grammar through principles of linguistic science to 12,000 students in Pittsburgh. Structural grammar is presented to eighth and ninth grade students, and transformational grammar to tenth graders. In 1966-67, the effectiveness of the program was evaluated by data processing of final examination results. Since effectiveness may be related to teacher attitudes toward the program, questionnaires were designed and included in a survey of teacher attitude toward the program. Students of structural grammar were tested on form classes of words, basic sentence patterns, sentence formulas, function words, sentence types, and expansions; students of transformational grammar on sentence trees, kernel sentences, transformations, phonology, morphology, syntax, and deep and surface structure. Most of the concepts measured by the final examinations were understood by a majority of both groups of students. Teachers registered a generally positive response to teaching linguistics and to the television medium, and indicated that the average student derives most benefit from the program. Appendices include group interview schedule, teacher questionnaire, and final examinations. (TI)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I