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ERIC Number: ED043000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Pages: 58
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Instructional Effectiveness of Fifteen Video, Oral English Programs with Non-English Speaking Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Adults. 1969-70 Field Study Report.
Valencia, Atilano A.
The first field testing of the Adult Basic Education Oral Language video tapes, conducted during 1968-69, included five television video lessons and used three testing conditions: a classroom condition with video exposure, a classroom condition with video exposure and follow-up drills conducted by a teacher, and a home condition with video exposure and no drills. Only the home setting treatment (found advantageous in terms of cost) was used in the 1969-70 video field testing program. The testing scheme was designed specifically to determine the effectiveness of 15 English as a Second Language video programs among rural adult Mexican Americans in two different geographical areas, urban Mexican American adults in two different geographical areas and time arrangements, and urban Cuban and Puerto Rican adults. It is concluded that the video programs do not tend to affect a dramatic change in attitude toward learning and using English among Mexican Americans, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans, but is also is noted that the majority of the subjects in the experimental population already have a favorable attitude toward this variable. It can be tentatively concluded that, where the population attitude is lowest, greater goals are realizable through the Program. This report includes an outline of the research design, statistical findings, summary, conclusions, and recommendations. (AMM)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.