ERIC Number: ED102429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The RFD Project: A Summary Report of the Development, Field Testing and Evaluation of a Multi-Media Program in Continuing Education for Adults. Third and Final Annual Report.
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.
The Rural Family Development (RFD) Project endeavored to instruct disadvantaged adults in basic skills through a home-based, multi-media system. The report, the last of three, is divided into three sections. The first (18 pages) contains five essays defining the basic positions taken by the RFD staff and discussion of the influences these positions had on the design of the project. The second section describes the RFD system (80 pages) as it was implemented during the 20-week field test--a mediated system using television, information bulletins, home visits, radio, a monthly Almanac, and toll-free 24-hour telephone service--and evaluations (180 pages). An internal evaluation by the RFD staff and the University of Wisconsin Psychometric Laboratory determined, through a survey instrument and personal interviews, that the home visit and media format were successfully received by the adult students. An external evaluation by the Human factors Research Laboratory reported mixed responses to the way in which the media were used and as to how well the objectives were met. The final section (six pages) discusses project information dissemination. (AG)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Annual Reports, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Home Study, Information Dissemination, Mass Media, Multimedia Instruction, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Rural Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.