ERIC Number: ED183874
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Khan Du! A Success Model through Television for the Career Education of Handicapped Children. Final Project Performance Report.
Boyd, Charles H.
The KHAN DU! project developed television programs and accompanying printed materials combining three elements: (1) career education objectives targeted to both handicapped and non-handicapped children, (2) visual and dramatic elements designed primarily to interest the child viewer, and (3) handicapped children playing major roles and documentary segments of adults as role models. The pilot program and three other half-hour shows and guide materials were intended to improve self-esteem regarding career potential and attitude among handicapped persons. Formative evaluation to aid in program design was accomplished in three stages: subsequent to production of the pilot program, subsequent to production of the next program, and subsequent to revision of that program. Summative evaluation involved pilot testing of the KHAN DU! videotape programs in two schools in the Austin, Texas area in grades 3, 4, and 5. Students were pre- and post-tested with a project-developed scale measuring self-esteem and information learned from the film. Through data analysis it was shown that the evaluation instrument was reliable and that handicapped children increased their self-concept through exposure to the shows. (Extensive project materials and evaluation data are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Bias, Career Education, Childrens Television, Disabilities, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Formative Evaluation, Guides, Program Effectiveness, Programing (Broadcast), Self Concept, Self Esteem, Summative Evaluation, Test Reliability, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: KLRN/KLRU-TV, Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974