ERIC Number: ED092089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Carrascolendas: Evaluation of a Spanish/English Educational Television Series Within Region XIII. Final Report. Evaluation Component.
Van Wart, Geraldine
This fourth year evaluation reports the effects and usage of "Carrascolendas," a children's television series in Spanish and English. Research was conducted in Texas schools and encompassed three phases: a field experiment to measure learning effects; attitudinal surveys among teachers, parents, and children; and a process evaluation of the Education Service Center Carrascolendas staff members. The field experiments consisted of viewer and nonviewer groups of Mexican-American children, grades K-3. Criterion referenced instruments designed in Spanish and English were administered which compared viewer and nonviewer scores. Combined viewers made a significant gain score increase in the Spanish areas of history, culture, and reading; and in the English areas of history, culture, and science. The content areas which had the least impact in Spanish and English were math and self-concept. Survey elicited attitudes indicate increased improvement in the use of Spanish and English by children and greater pride in the Mexican-American culture. Attitude items on which viewers made significant gains over nonviewers dealt with speaking Spanish and teacher approval of school work. The process evaluation summarizes activities and describes the services and interaction which were provided. (Author/WCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 13, Austin, TX.