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ERIC Number: ED084844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Pages: 27
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Report of Television Multi-Channel System in Lincoln Heights Elementary School Progress Report.
WCET-TV, Cincinnati, OH.
A comprehensive television (TV) and videotape system was installed in the elementary school in Lincoln Heights, Ohio, the nation's largest all-black city. With the support of industry and local educational television, every classroom was equipped with a six-channel closed circuit TV set and six headphones, at a cost of $42,250. The purpose of the project was to use TV programs to improve the academic performance of the school's students, who previously had been underachieving. The program was flexible, teacher controlled and attracted staff commitment. Existing shows, such as Sesame Street and Electric Company, and teacher designed programs were used as integral parts of the instructional effort. Preliminary test results indicated significant improvement in student achievement, particularly in language arts. For example, as compared with the previous year's classes, second-graders showed an increased gain of five months in vocabulary level and six months in reading comprehension; the corresponding figures for third graders were five and three months. The conclusion was reached that TV used systematically for recognized goals is an effective teaching tool and plans were made to expand the program. (PB)
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Authoring Institution: WCET-TV, Cincinnati, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio