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ERIC Number: ED266040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Field Test of a Structured Television Curriculum on the Mathematics Achievement of Incarcerated High School Equivalency Learners.
Burnham, Tom
Problems connected with school dropouts and illiteracy are discussed. The need for decreasing recidivism and prison populations through educational programs is presented, with data on the costs of not doing so. The use of television as a teaching resource is proposed as a possible solution. A field test was conducted to determine the effects of a series of instructional television programs ("Adult Math"), designed to present mathematics concepts measured by the General Educational Development test on learners in a state correctional institution. Data were obtained for 22 persons in the experimental group and 18 persons in the control group. Two forms of the General Educational Performance Index were used as pre-and post-tests, and data were compared using analysis of covariance. The use of television curriculum did not significantly increase the mathematics achievement of the incarcerated learners. Those scoring at the 6.0 and above grade levels on reading and arithmetic skills attained the best results. (MNS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A