This book documents the creation and evaluation of the Al Manaahil television series, which set out to teach Arabic language and reading skills to Arab children of elementary-school age. It also discusses the economics of television in education.
0. Introduction 1. Why a Television Series on Language and Reading for the Arab Countries? 2. Issues in Educational Applications of Television 3. Lessons from Past Experience 4. Managing the Project 5. Setting Al Manaahil's Educational Goals and Approach 6. Bringing It All Together: The Shows 7. Midcourse Corrections in Presentation 8. Early Reactions to the Series 9. The Summative Evaluation 10. Implications for Educational Television Worldwide