ERIC Number: ED045048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
Social Change and Educational Innovation in a Latin American University. Final Report.
Joyner, Orville D.
The purposes of this study were: (1) to determine the implications of present perceptions of selected faculty and administrative personnel at the University of San Carlos (USC) in Guatemala with regard to the potential of the new Instructional Materials Center (IMC) for their individual responsibilities; and (2) to describe subsequent changes in these perceptions and related behaviors which occurred as responses to the demands of university faculty and administrative roles, and other sources of influence. The first chapter discusses the purposes, background, and problems of the IMC project, the basic goal of which was the improvement of educational resources at the University of Pittsburgh and USC. The project was sponsored by USAID. Chapter 2 describes the development of the IMC project at USC, the preconditions leading to the IMC at San Carlos, the IMC contract period, and the events occurring after the contract. Chapter 3 presents an analysis and interpretation of higher education in Guatemala, educational technology, directed and purposeful change and social process as related to the IMC project. Conclusions and recommendations are presented in Chapter 4. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.