ERIC Number: ED057820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-25
Reference Count: 0
Meeting of Experts on Book Development in Africa (Accra, 13-19 February 1968). Report of the Meeting.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
The book development plan has established tentative minimum targets for the expansion of book supply in the region between now and 1980. Based on an estimated minimal number of book pages required by pupils, teachers and literacy workers, the 1980 projected per capita supply of educational books should reach 72 pages annually. The supply of general books might tentatively be expected by 1980 to reach a level of 48 pages per person per year. The annual increase required for both educational and general books is 12.2%. In the period to 1975 the increase should be 16% annually. Additional recommendations are as follows: (1) the authors of educational and cultural books should be Africans; (2) the first language to be promoted should be African; (3) the content of books should be in line with the actual needs of the users; (4) priorities in book printing should be based on the urgency of the needs in general education and literacy work, and of those already gainfully employed and (5) printing techniques should come up to the user's requirements while remaining as inexpensive as possible. (MM)
Descriptors: Books, Developing Nations, Information Needs, Libraries, Library Planning, Literacy Education, National Programs, Publishing Industry
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France), General Distribution
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
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