ERIC Number: ED043224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul-15
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Relative Effectiveness of Two Methods of Instruction, Including Computer-Assisted Instruction, as Techniques for Changing the Parental Attitudes of Negro Adults.
Scanland, Francis Worth
Attitudes of Negro parents toward the value of education for their children were changed significantly and postively by computer-assisted instruction (CAI). A remote terminal located in a rural school was used by the subjects, all Negro parents of school children. Concurrently, the same material was given to a similar group by lecture/discussion method, and there was a third group which received no instruction. All subjects were administered pre- and post-tests designed to measure attitudes following the instruction phase. Unlike the results from computer-assisted instruction, there was no significant attitude change resulting from the lecture/discussion instruction. The conclusion was drawn that CAI is a technique with high potential for application to adult education. Appendices include a sample of the CAI lesson, pre- and post-test items, the achievement test, and mention of participating agencies. (Author/MF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Personnel and Training Branch.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.