The relationship between educational television and mathematics capability in Tanzania

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
The relationship between educational television and mathematics capability in Tanzania
Abstract
Previous studies have frequently demonstrated that educational television viewing can have a positive effect on learning in low-income country contexts when shows are delivered in controlled settings. However, the consequence of day-to-day viewing in such contexts has scarcely been considered. Additionally, no recent published research has provided any information on the costs of educational television. The lack of research in these areas is striking. Examining educational television viewing in monitored settings provides limited information on the influence of routine television consumption. Further, the broad reach of numerous educational television programmes should provide low perviewer costs and, resultantly, strong cost-effectiveness findings. This PhD study therefore examined (1) the association between educational television exposure and mathematics capability and (2) the cost effectiveness of educational television interventions. To achieve this, research was carried out that centred on Ubongo Kids – a popular Tanzanian-produced show delivering mathematics-focused content.
Publication
British Journal of Educational Technology
Volume
52
Issue
2
Date
2020
Language
en
ISSN
1467-8535
Library Catalog
Zotero
Citation
Watson, J., Hennessy, S., & Vignoles, A. (2020). The relationship between educational television and mathematics capability in Tanzania. British Journal of Educational Technology, 52(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.13047