ERIC Number: ED118082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Media Use in the Study of Minorities.
Sullivan, Marjorie; Goodell, John S.
Emporia State Research Studies, v24 n2 Fall 1975
Some educators, especially those engaged in minority studies, are historically disenchanted with textbooks. They have sought alternative sources of information in multimedia. To test the effectiveness of a multimedia approach to change students' attitudes and increase factual knowledge, the Lawrence, Kansas, schools designed an experiment to compare learning in two sample groups, one using a textbook approach for a six-week unit on ethnic studies and the other using a multimedia approach. Pre- and posttest results showed no significant differences in cognitive and effective learning between the two samples. This monograph consists of four parts: (1) a history of minority dissatisfaction with textbooks and instructional media; (2) a description of the methodology used in the Lawrence experiment; (3) results of the experiment; and (4) an appendix of the measurement tools used in the study. (EMH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Emporia Kansas State Coll.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas