ERIC Number: ED165791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Radio for Formal Education and for Development Communication.
Development Communication Report, n24 Sep 1978
The keynote article in this issue describes some empirically demonstrated beneficial functions of radio in development communications: (1) it improves the quality and relevance of education; (2) it keeps educational costs down; (3) it broadens access to education; and (4) it extends the impact of time, money, and effort outside the formal education system through such applications as open radio broadcasting, radio campaigns, and radio-listening groups. Other articles are concerned with the new U.N. Audio-Visual Information Center on Human Settlements, called Vision Habitat; defining broadcasting training needs; the use of radio in classroom instruction; two-way radio for health and development; successful scriptwriting; communication planning; the training and visitation system of agricultural extension; and a discussion about development project failures. Case studies deal with medicine and CB radios in Guyana, teacher training with radio in Nepal, and a satellite demonstration in the West Indies. (CMV)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communications Satellites, Cost Effectiveness, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Radio, Educational Technology, Inservice Teacher Education, International Programs, Interviews, Rural Development, Rural Extension, Scripts, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Development Communication.
Identifiers: Guyana; Nepal; United Nations; West Indies