ERIC Number: ED249963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Formative Evaluation: Friendship/Peers/Prejudice/Thinking. Research Report 76.
Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.
Formative evaluations were conducted for the last four rough-cut instructional television programs--"Peers,""Friendship,""Prejudice," and "Thinking"--from "On the Level," a series of 12 lessons designed to aid secondary school students in dealing with personal and social growth. The following programs were viewed by small groups of students at the Educational Film Center: "Friendship: A Little Help from My Friends"; "Peers: Surrounded"; "Prejudice: Side by Side"; and "Thinking: Alternative Route." Results indicated that the first two programs were successful overall, were appealing, and elicited discussion on the program messages. The third program was difficult to judge because two viewing groups reacted differently. Overall, the program appeared to be appealing and was successful in eliciting animated discussion, but one group questioned its realism. The fourth program was not successful. Although it held the students' attention, they thought it was unrealistic and in poor taste, did not identify with the characters, and found the main character unappealing. The program's messages were not discussed in any depth. (LMM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coping, Educational Television, Formative Evaluation, Friendship, Interpersonal Competence, Material Development, Peer Influence, Problem Solving, Programing (Broadcast), Secondary Education, Social Bias, Social Development, 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
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.