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ERIC Number: ED016493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 92
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF PRESENT AND NEEDED BOOK ACTIVITIES IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT--CHILE.
WATSON, PAUL
EMPHASIZING TEXTBOOKS IN CHILE'S EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, THIS STUDY USED A TEAM SURVEY APPROACH, WITH FIVE WEEKS OF FIELD WORK PRODUCING DESCRIPTIVE MATERIAL COLLECTED FROM INTERVIEWS, VISITS TO RELEVANT INSTITUTIONS AND MEETINGS, AND WRITTEN DATA. RESULTING SUGGESTIONS ARE BASED ON TEAM FINDINGS THAT (1) CHILEAN PUBLISHING IS UNDERDEVELOPED, (2) THERE IS AN ESPECIALLY CRITICAL NEED FOR TWO TYPES OF BOOKS--ELEMENTARY AND TECHNICAL-PROFESSIONAL TEXTBOOKS BECAUSE OF RECENT EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS AND TECHNICAL-SCIENTIFIC BOOKS FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, (3) CONTINUING INSUFFICIENT PUBLIC BOOK PRODUCTION RESOURCES CALL FOR GOVERNMENT SUPPORT, (4) INDUSTRY IS CAPABLE OF TECHNICAL PRODUCTION, AND (5) IMPORTATION OF SOME LIMITED DEMAND BOOKS WILL ALWAYS BE REQUIRED. GUIDELINES FOR A BOOK PROGRAM EMPHASIZING USE OF CHILEAN RESOURCES INCLUDE PARTICIPATION BY ALL RELEVANT GROUPS, PREDETERMINED DEFINITION FOR PARTICIPATING AGENCIES, AND, WHEN POSSIBLE, DEVELOPMENT OF PRIVATE RATHER THAN GOVERNMENT PRODUCTION. AMONG RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A TOTAL BOOK PROGRAM ARE--IMPROVED ORGANIZATION FOR BOOK DEVELOPMENT IN THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND U.S. MISSIONS, A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CHILE'S GOVERNMENT, BOOK INDUSTRY AND UNIVERSITIES AND U.S. MISSIONS AND DONORS WITH SUBSEQUENT DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AND STUDY OF PRESENT AND FUTURE BOOK RESOURCES AND NEEDS. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ALSO MADE FOR BOOK ACTIVITY IN SPECIFIC AREAS OF EDUCATION, LIBRARIES, AND PUBLISHING. TABLES ANALYZE PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES, WHILE APPENDIXES INCLUDE EDUCATION IN CHILE, U.S. SCHOOL BOOK PUBLISHING, CONTACTS VISITED, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY. A RELATED DOCUMENT IS LI 000 043, A STUDY OF BOOK ACTIVITIES IN PERU. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.
Identifiers: Agency for International Development; CHILE