ERIC Number: ED087465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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Evaluation Report for Library Demonstration-Dial Access Retrieval System. End-Of-Project Report.
Milne, Bruce G., Comp.
In 1969, the Dial Access Retrieval System (DARS) was funded as a three year project for the Mitchell Public Schools, through ESEA Title III funds, to be a model demonstration library and resources center for other schools in similar rural situations. The main objective was the provision of audio tapes to meet the individualized needs of pupils, as well as to provide enrichment and remedial assistance. Nine hundred students and 44 teachers participated. Inservice training and workshops ensured at least a trial exposure to the system. Program counts indicated that DARS made an impact in each area of the curriculum, the greatest usage being in social studies, foreign language, and language arts. Evaluation activities were largely confined to attitude change regarding the acceptance of audio media. In all cases, significant change occurred in the viewing of audio learning as an essential ingredient in increased student learning. No measure of the impact upon the student's learning and teacher effectiveness was attempted. It was recommended that DARS be expanded by the addition of a video component and by its extension to other schools in the district. Appendixes present attitude questionnaires and statistical data. (Author/SL)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mitchell Independent School District 45, SD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III