ERIC Number: ED178228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
North-South Dialogue. A Report of a Videotape Communications Research Project.
Koenig, Del M.; McCormick, Richard
The North-South Dialogue Videotape Communication Project was an applied research program designed to assess the use of video programming as an aid to intercultural communication between isolated northern Canadian communities and southern educators. Project staff produced five video programs focusing on the culture and interests of northern people; programs were shown over a two-month period to groups of 20-30 residents of 3 northern Saskatchewan communities (Fond du Lac, Patuanak, and Stanley Mission). Response to the programs was generally favorable; viewers preferred soundtracks combining English and a native language and were sensitive to the quality of translation; they requested more programs about northern people, the old way of life, and native people in other places. The project demonstrated that color video programming can be used in a North-South information delivery system if northern people are involved in all stages of program development and if staff can be recruited who have the necessary technical skills as well as the ability to communicate and work cooperatively with native people. (JH)
Descriptors: Audiences, Canada Natives, Communication Problems, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Distance, Field Studies, Information Dissemination, Participation, Program Evaluation, Programing (Broadcast), Television, Video Equipment, Videotape Recordings
Indian and Northern Education Program, University of Saskatchewan, P.O. Box 6, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada ($4.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Donner Canadian Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Univ., Saskatoon.