ERIC Number: ED037226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Book Activities and Needs in the Philippines.
Albert, Leo N.; And Others
The objectives of the three-country survey of developmental book activity in East Asia were (1) investigation of book activity in each country, (2) determination of priority book needs (3) development of program recommendations to answer these needs, and (4) formulation of regional recommendations relating to a book and library effort that might be sponsored by the Far East Regional Development Division of the Agency for International Development. The scope of work in the Philippines covered books and materials relating to the educational process, books used by individuals for learning enrichment and for technical and professional purposes, and books utilized in libraries and organized reference centers. The survey encompassed book-related activities of the host Government, bilateral and multilateral agencies, private foundations, and the local book industry. It was found that with the advent of the Textbook Production Project, a major expansion of developmental book activity occurred in the Philippines. But staggering problems remain, and there is much to be done to improve and expand the highly distorted local book market and industry. Specific recommendations are made for all aspects of the survey. Appendixes include discussions of the Philippine book market, education, educational radio and television, and the editorial process for U.S. school books, as well as the survey's regional recommendations. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wolf Management Services, New York, NY.