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ERIC Number: ED131862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Technology with a Human Touch: TV in the Classroom.
Despite initial high expectations for the impact of television on classroom teaching, quantitative studies conducted during the 1950's and 60's indicate that television instruction is not significantly different from conventional methods in its effect on student achievement. In 1972 the City School District of East Chicago, Indiana, introduced the Multi-Cultural Project, a curriculum intended to improve attitudes among racial and ethnic groups and to be delivered via closed circuit television and videotapes. During the first year of the program the entire burden of instruction was placed on the videotapes, resulting in student disinterest and teacher dissatisfaction. The second year witnessed several improvements, including a more stimulating format, student work packages, smaller group meetings, and the involvement of teachers in the instructional process. In the third and final year of the program, teachers were engaged in the planning and production process, and emphasis was placed on the interaction of all participants. The effectiveness of the program increased dramatically over the three-year period. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Chicago City School District, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III