ERIC Number: ED057346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
International Workshop on Communications in Family Planning Programs (Teheran, June 6-18, 1970). Final Report.
Blake, Robert R., Ed.; Wolfe, Suzanne, R., Ed.
This report presents some of the proceedings of a workshop on communications in family planning programs held in Teheran, Iran. A total of 82 participants from 15 Mid-Eastern and African countries attended. The purpose of the workshop was to assist each country to prepare a work plan for information and education activities related to population programs. A major feature of the workshop was the development and use of two simulation exercises. The first exercise describes a country called "Arcadia," which had no population policy and no real interest in developing a population program. With the help of resource advisors, country teams were systematically lead through the educational problem: setting clear objectives and deciding program strategy for achieving objectives. The second exercise described a country called "Valhalla," which had a stated policy to reduce population growth rates and a large number of established clinics, largely unused. Again, conference participants worked at solving the problem of information dissemination and changing attitudes. After the completion of the two simulation exercises, country work plans were developed with the help of a questionnaire completed by the delegates prior to their arrival in Teheran. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Health (Iran).; Ford Foundation, Beirut (Lebanon). Middle East Office.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Carolina Population Center.
Identifiers: Africa; Iran; Iran (Teheran); Middle East