ERIC Number: ED086180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
A Summary of the Formative Research Conducted On Pilot Shows 02 and 03 Produced by Bilingual Children's Television.
Bilingual Children's Television, Oakland, CA.
A research project investigated parent and teacher perceptions of the appeal and utility of two bilingual children's television shows and studied the appeal and comprehensibility of the shows to children. A total of 250 parents, 244 teachers and 800 children in eight cities responded to questionnaires. Returns showed that better than 90% of the parents had positive attitudes toward the programs and felt that they fostered cross-cultural understanding. More than 80% of the teachers sampled considered the shows useful, reinforcing to their curriculum, and appropriate for children through grade two. Almost 99% of the children liked the shows, and test results showed that the content was 75% comprehensible and that it promoted language development. It was recommended that additional research be undertaken to establish the programs' long-term learning effects, their utility in the classroom setting, and the learning differences which occur between groups of children who have been exposed to the programs and those who have not. (Author/PB)
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Authoring Institution: Bilingual Children's Television, Oakland, CA.