ERIC Number: ED172807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Formative Evaluation of Bilingual Television Programs: Some Results and Suggestions for Improvement.
Lewis, Richard F.
This paper concerned with the improvement of formative evaluation procedures for second language television materials includes a literature review and descriptions of two studies of French second language teaching materials produced by Nova Scotia School Television. Evaluation procedures used in determining vocabulary acquisition, program enjoyment, and plot comprehension for the first series, Vive La Compagnie, are explained; the second series, Allons-Y, was evaluated in four studies to determine the effects of program viewing without teacher input, with teacher input, between group interaction, and attitudes toward the program. Evaluation criteria relating to language materials are defined and listed in three basic categories: those factors which can be examined independently, those requiring viewing the program, and those which need viewer interaction with the program. A list of references is attached. (RAO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1979); For related document, see IR 007 416