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ERIC Number: ED016494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 147
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF PRESENT AND NEEDED BOOK ACTIVITIES IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT--PERU.
SPAULDING, SETH
THROUGH FIELD WORK, A FOUR MEMBER RESEARCH TEAM STUDIED PERU'S TOTAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS IN ORDER TO EVALUATE ITS BOOK ACTIVITY. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES WERE--TO DISCOVER WHO IS CREATING, PRODUCING, AND USING BOOKS, TO EVALUATE PAST ATTEMPTS TO UPGRADE THIS AREA, TO ASSESS CURRENT AND FUTURE PRIORITIES, AND TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOOK ACTIVITY IMPROVEMENT AND FUTURE PROGRAMS. THE SURVEY REVEALS THAT (1) THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM SERIOUSLY LACKS TEXTBOOKS, (2) EFFORTS BY GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE NOT COORDINATED, (3) IN COMMERCIAL PUBLISHING, GOOD RESOURCES ARE NOT BEING FULLY USED, (4) NON-TEXTBOOK PUBLISHING SHOWS STRENGTH, AND (5) THE LIBRARY SITUATION IS PROMISING BUT ALSO NEEDS MUCH DEVELOPMENT. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE TEXTBOOK AREA ARE THAT THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, USING CURRICULUM SPECIALISTS AND STANDARDS, SHOULD ASSIST PUBLISHERS AND EXISTING TEXTBOOK AUTHORS, AND THE MINISTRY SHOULD ALSO BEGIN PURCHASING TEXTBOOKS FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION TO SCHOOLS. EMPHASIS IN HIGHER EDUCATION SHOULD BE ON DEVELOPING A BOOK-CONSCIOUS FACULTY, BETTER LIBRARIES, AND CREATING TEXTBOOK MATERIALS. COORDINATION FOR ADULT EDUCATION IS STRESSED, WHILE SUGGESTIONS FOR LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT INVOLVE ACTION BY THE PERU GOVERNMENT, THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (AID), AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES. APPENDIXES LIST CONTACTS VISITED, NEWS MEDIA SOURCES, PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, PERU BOOK ASSOCIATION MEMBERS, TEXTBOOK COMMISSIONS AND PRIMARY BOOKS APPROVED, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY. A RELATED DOCUMENT IS LI 000 042, A STUDY OF BOOK ACTIVITIES IN CHILE. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.
Identifiers: Agency for International Development; PERU