ERIC Number: ED103511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of a Bilingual Television Series Villa Alegre: Final Report.
Wolf, Judith G.; Sylves, David
The purpose of this evaluation study was to determine students' and classroom personnel's perceptions of and reactions to "Villa Alegre"--a television series produced by Bilingual Children's Television, Inc. and shown in various locations in the U.S. during the fall of 1974--when utilized in a classroom setting in order to ascertain whether the use of this series would be a worthwhile addition to bilingual classrooms. There were 135 student and 23 adult participants in two bilingual summer school projects. The T.V. series consists of five strands each containing 13 video taped programs. A learning guide is available for each program. Three surveys, written by the researchers, were utilized in the study. These questionnaires were translated into Spanish. The pupil evaluation instrument was administered twice during the study; after the children had viewed four tapes (pupil evaluation 1) and again following the fifteenth tape (pupil evaluation 2). Reactions from classroom personnel were elicited concerning each individual tape immediately after the tape had been viewed in the classroom and concerning the total series at the end of the summer session. The responses from these surveys were extremely positive. On this basis, therefore, it would seem that the use of this series would be a worthwhile addition to bilingual classrooms. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo. Educational Research and Development Complex.