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ERIC Number: ED112069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-31
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Salem Cable Television Project: A Demonstration of the Use of Cable Television and Paraprofessional Tutors as an Alternative to Traditional ABE Classroom Instruction.
Wiesner, Peter
Adult education opportunities can be increased through cable television technology, which provides home-based instruction as an alternative to the strictures of the classroom or learning center. The 18-month Salem project used television for primary instruction together with the services of paraprofessional tutors as a personal contact for feedback between the adult students and the central staff of teachers and media producers. The initial six months were spent in research on adult basic education, surveys of community needs, and the construction of the TV studio. The plans for television production called for a curriculum in math, reading, and consumer education. The evaluation of the Salem project consisted of a preliminary pilot test and a more rigorous field test; posttests showed an increase in the grade level of the participants. The Salem project included some valuable lessons for anyone contemplating small scale TV production and can also be used as guidelines for a replication of the Salem model. (EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Salem City Schools, NJ.