ERIC Number: ED118141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Summative Evaluation of Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading Instruction K-6 Course, Spring, 1975. (Evaluation: DPRI 2).
Bramble, William J.; And Others
An inservice educational television course, which offered individualized experience in diagnosing specific reading problems and in locating remedial materials, was beamed by communication satellite to 286 elementary school teachers in the Appalachian region. Course evaluation concluded that: (1) participants demonstrated a significant gain in the cognitive area; (2) participants preferred programs which balanced theory and practice; (3) participants scored a nonsignificant change in attitude; (4) site coordinators needed more training as facilitators; (5) a more efficient system of question relay and question screening should be utilized; (6) teacher-to-teacher exchange and field work were highly rated; (7) information retrieval systems would be utilized more frequently if the site coordinator possessed more training, the video program was improved, and the recommended materials were more accessible; (7) equipment performance was excellent; (8) participants considered the course experience valuable. Appendixes contain 25 tables and 4 illustrations, questionnaires, and evaluation forms. This was one of four Appalachian Education Satellite Projects. (NR)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Curriculum Development, Educational Media, Educational Television, Elementary School Teachers, Formative Evaluation, Information Needs, Information Systems, Inservice Teacher Education, Programing (Broadcast), Questionnaires, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Materials, Rural Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Education Satellite Project, Lexington, KY.