ERIC Number: ED175438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Program Planning Assistance. First Year Report on Contract NIRT 1. Assistance in Telecommunications Planning. Volume I.
Lusignan, Bruce B.; And Others
This report documents the development of educational television (ETV) and a satellite communication system designed to serve the educational and communication needs of Iran. An overview description of an ETV system for Iran and assessment of its importance for Iran's development is followed by estimates of the manpower needs of the country in terms of supporting the economic growth possible with projected oil revenues. Seven case studies (six in the U.S. and one in Britain) of ETV use with adult students are examined, showing that more students can be reached using ETV than with conventional instruction. Teacher training is used as an example to show how ETV can make it possible to meet Iran's enormous manpower needs. The design and production procedures of existing ETV activities are reviewed, and the geographic, demographic, social, and cultural characteristics of rural Iran are examined in an assessment of how ETV can play a role. Finally, several areas of concern where better understanding is needed of how ETV can be effectively applied are identified, taking into account its culture and level of development. (Author/RAO)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communications Satellites, Cultural Influences, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Development, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Instructional Innovation, International Educational Exchange, Program Descriptions, Rural Education, Social Influences, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Iranian Radio and Television, Tehran.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.
Note: For related document, see ED 115 278