ERIC Number: ED061726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating the Potential of Films for Improving Self-Image in Minority Group Children. Final Report.
Weisgerber, Robert A.; Coles, Gary J.
An exploratory study attempted 1) to identify elements of an existing film, "Frederick Douglass," which might affect self-image; 2) to incorporate such elements during the production of two new films, "John Mercer Langston," directed towards children, and "When Children Search for Themselves," directed towards teachers, and 3) to evaluate the effectiveness of these new films, combined with class discussion, for white, black, and Mexican-American ethnic groups. After the first two purposes were achieved, the "Langston" film was shown to a sample of sixth graders and the "When Children" film to their teachers. Analysis of the effects of these films showed that self-images of the various ethnic groups were modified, but not in any consistent way across instruments. The conclusion was that the new films may bring about realistic self-appraisal, but additional educational materials to develop self-enhancing behaviors are also required. (Author/JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Labs.
Authoring Institution: N/A