ERIC Number: ED031098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Asian Thought and Culture via Television; A Pilot Study. Final Report.
Kennedy, Charles A.
A dearth of teachers, instructional materials, and space gave rise to this pilot study on the effectiveness of teaching Asian thought and culture by television. Two groups, each of 30 students, were presented with two versions of a course entitled "Introduction to Religion" (Islam). One group received the existing course, while the other received a television-oriented version. The television version took the form of ten half-hour programs and was reinforced by slides and film clips. The experimental students were each given a lecture outline before they viewed the films, and were tested afterwards: essay test, objective test, opinionnaire, and a short daily paper. The other group was given the same tests. The experimental group was more enthusiastic and performed better. The tapes are still extant, and can be used again and again. Recommendations are made for future investigations, and an appendix containing the lecture material is provided. (GO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst., Blacksburg.