ERIC Number: ED066048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Carrascolendas: Effects of a Spanish/English Television Series for Primary School Children. Final Report. Evaluation Component.
Williams, Frederick; And Others
The second year evaluation of the effects and usage of "Carrascolendas," a children's television series in Spanish and English, was conducted in three phases. A field experiment used criterion referenced tests among Mexican-American children comprising the target audience to measure learning effects. Two experimental groups viewed the series--one of these groups watched the thirty programs only and the other watched the programs and engaged in activities in both Spanish and English which related to the content of the day's program. A third group served as a control. Pre-and posttests with separate Spanish and English instruments yielded statistically significant gains for the viewers with greater gains for those who had supplementary activities, in a variety of areas. Surveys of principals teachers, parents, and pupils on their attitudes toward "Carrascolendas" and its effects in the classroom indicated a positive response to the series. A process evaluation examined the interaction of various project components and provided suggestions for further improvements, including greater consultation in all areas and improved delineation of the role of advisory committee members. (JY)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Center for Communication Research.