ERIC Number: ED195658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
"What's The Difference." Final Report.
Hazzard, Ann; And Others
This final report describes development and evaluation of Feeling Free, a series of six half-hour television programs about disabled children. The introductory chapter offers background on the project, discusses difficulties involved in integrating career-related segments to satisfy funding grants by the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped and the Office of Career Education, and shows how the first program explores four or five themes (familiarity, approach, ability, ambition) and implies the fifth (accomplishment). Chapter 2 addresses three phases of evaluation: (1) pre-production--administration of Familiarity Index and viewing of selected segments from another television series, (2) formative--children's comments on preliminary segments and testing of sequences of segments for most effective reinforcement, and (3) proposed summative. (One summative evaluation report is available in ERIC--see note.) Chapter 3 discusses distribution and promotion activities. Chapter 4 makes recommendations for future efforts in producing and evaluating programs about mainstreaming and/or disabled adults. It suggests presenting disabled as children first, as people with handicap second, and broadening "different" to include obese, adopted, and non-Engish speaking children. Appendixes present reports of phases 1 and 2 of a University of California at Los Angeles summative evaluation: Pilot Study and Development and Standardization of Measures. (Two finalized measures are provided.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Childrens Television, Disabilities, Educational Media, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Formative Evaluation, Grade 3, Grade 4, Mainstreaming, Material Development, Production Techniques, Programing (Broadcast), Student Attitudes, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974