ERIC Number: ED087410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Television and Educational Reform in El Salvador. Follow-Up Study On the First Group of Ninth Grade Graduates. Research Report Number 12.
Ingle, Henry T.; And Others
A follow-up study of the first students to finish the Third Cycle (grades 8, 9, and 10) under El Salvador's Educational Reform Program interviewed 400 students. It assessed their educational and career plans, examined the Reform's influence on them, and measured their attitudes toward their experience. Results showed that 90 percent were continuing their education; younger, urban, and middle or upper class students were more likely to continue their studies, but whether one came from a traditional school, a Reform institution with television (TV) or a non-TV Reform program made little difference. Students had positive attitudes toward their Third Cycle education, citing favorably their relationships with teachers and peers, the acquisition of knowledge and cognitive abilities and the development of increased aspirations. They noted, however, the poor quality of televised instruction, instructional materials and facilities and expressed a desire for more job skills. The Reform program seemed to be working since most of the graduates were pursuing further education. Nevertheless, steps needed to be taken to improve instruction, to guide more students into middle level technical and managerial careers, and to prevent the large-scale migration of educated persons away from rural areas. (PB)
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Sponsor: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.; Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.
Identifiers - Location: El Salvador