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Instructional Radio [microform] : The Nicaraguan Connection / Barbara W. Searle
Bib ID 5264418
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Searle, Barbara W
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1974 
28 p. 

The Radio Mathematics Project is being undertaken in Masaya, Nicaragua, to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of radio as the medium of instruction for primary school mathematics in the developing nations. The curriculum is based upon a series of segments, each of which contains several conceptual or topical strands. Thus, for example, one segment of the first-grade curriculum contains four strands, Number Concepts, Addition, Subtraction, and Application. Behavioral objectives are established for each strand. Student responses are both oral and written. Class observation and pupil response data will be used to revise the lessons currently being tested. Each segment will be considered individually and in relation to the entire curriculum. Preliminary work is underway in the analysis of lesson scripts. The dimensions of the broadcasts to be analyzed are: (a) attitude of the sender, (b) expected behavior of the receiver, (c) language and codes through which the message is expressed, (d) the subject of the message, (e) the contact established between the sender and the receiver, and (f) the form of the message. (DC)


Sponsoring Agency: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the National Association of Educational Broadcasters Annual Conference (50th, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 19, 1974).

Educational level discussed: Elementary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Arithmetic.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Developing Nations.  |  Educational Radio.  |  Elementary Education.  |  Mathematics.  |  Program Descriptions.  |  Teaching.  |  Nicaragua  |  Radio Mathematics Project
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science
Available From ERIC 


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