ERIC Number: ED249959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
"On the Level". Formative Evaluation: Coping With Stress. Research Report 72.
Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.
A formative evaluation was conducted of the instructional television program "Brad's Journey through Stress," from the Coping with Stress unit of "On the Level," a series of 12 lessons designed to aid secondary school students in dealing with personal and social growth. The evaluation involved 291 students in 9 classes in California and Canada. Data collection measures in California included development of a post-viewing discussion narrative and discussion profile, evaluator-led discussion/narrative, and a teacher/program guide questionnaire. In Toronto, Canada, the Program Evaluation Analysis Computer (PEAC) was used to study responses to television programs, with respondents recording their interest levels on a three-point scale as they viewed the programs. Results generally indicated that the students did not comprehend many program segments. Comments suggested that the program was not successful as either comedy or farce; rather, the humor and exaggeration in the program worked against its appeal, realism, and teenagers' identification with characters and situations. Appendices include the student questionnaire, PEAC Interest Profile graph, and the teacher questionnaire and its results. (LMM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coping, Educational Television, Emotional Response, Formative Evaluation, Material Development, Programing (Broadcast), Secondary Education, Social Development, Stress Management, Student Attitudes, Television Research, Television Viewing
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($20.00 for set of 8 reports).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; General Mills Foundation, Wayzata, MN.
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.