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ERIC Number: ED090968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Carrascolendas: A Formative Evaluation.
Laosa, Luis M.
A formative research project sought to test viewer reactions to two pilot programs of the Carrascolendas series. A total of 360 Puerto Rican-American, Cuban-American, Mexican-American, and Anglo-American children in grades 1, 2, and 3 were observed as they watched the programs. Results indicated that there was high eye contact during the presentation and that viewers frequently smiled and laughed. Verbal modeling, physical modeling, and program-related verbalizations were relatively infrequent. Posttests showed that, on the average, students comprehended and recalled two-thirds of the material. Girls manifested more eye contact than boys, and eye contact was found to be correlated positively with the individual's level of perceptual-cognitive development and with comprehension and recall, but negatively with verbalization and modeling. In addition, significant inter group differences were discovered for the variables of eye contact, verbal modeling, smiles, and laughter. (PB)
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Attention, Bilingual Students, Comprehension, Cubans, Educational Television, Elementary School Students, Eye Movements, Formative Evaluation, Mexican Americans, Program Evaluation, Programing (Broadcast), Puerto Ricans, Retention (Psychology), Spanish Speaking, Television Research, Television Viewing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Technology.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.