ERIC Number: ED351199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
FUTURES with Jaime Escalante: Development of a Successful, Research-Based Instructional Video Series.
Beckmann, Shelley L.
"FUTURES with Jaime Escalante" is an educational video series aimed at increasing interest in mathematics. The series of 12 videotapes is aimed at junior high and early high school students and demonstrates that mathematics is a prerequisite for many careers. The series seeks to change students' attitudes toward mathematics and defuse the ideas that mathematics is uninteresting and unappealing by presenting role models that communicate mathematics in a way that stimulates student interest. This report describes the perceived needs that inspired the series, how the series was conceptualized, production of the series, evaluation of its impact on teachers and students when utilized, how the series is disseminated to the intended audience, and plans for further development to improve and expand the series based on research evaluating its effectiveness. Research evaluating the series indicated that FUTURES effected long-term improvements in student attitudes towards mathematics, science, and careers. Appendices to the report include: (1) a statement of public recognition of Jaime Escalante; (2) a description of the Outreach Network; (3) a list of organizations endorsing FUTURES and sample letters of endorsement from these organizations; (4) a summary of student response to the FUTURES presentation pilot; (5) a summary of teacher response to the FUTURES video workshop; (6) a sample of the FUTURES Teacher Survey; and (7) a research summary of the FUTURES student survey. (Contains 37 references.) (MDH)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Educational Media, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Production Techniques, Role Models, Science Careers, Scientific Concepts, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Videotape Recordings
Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education, 4801 Wilshire Blvd., #215, Los Angeles, CA 90010 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education, Los Angeles, CA.