ERIC Number: ED198835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Equity of Audiences in Educational Dissemination.
Equity in knowledge production and utilization calls for a bold approach with a system of planned intervention for educational change for the disadvantaged. Such an attempt should be based on a two-way flow of information model, and it might involve the training of persons indigenous to each group in the use of education products, and the reimplantation of these persons in their communities. They would then, through direct contacts with the dissemination network, become liaisons between the educational professionals and the disadvantaged groups of which they are members. The planning of such a system should involve the integration of research from the fields of communication, sociology, anthropology, and psychology on the information-seeking and educational behavior of the various groups of disadvantaged in the U.S. Planning should involve a mix of representatives of these groups in the design of research, the development of plans, and the implementation and evaluation of programs. The appointing of advisory boards would probably be the most appropriate method for involvement, and stress should be placed on the employment of persons from disadvantaged groups at all levels of the collection and dissemination system. Materials concerned with specific disadvantaged groups are included in the list of 28 references. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Equity (Education)
Note: Prepared for the Conference on Indicators of Equity in Information Dissemination Programs in Education (Washington, DC, February 22-23, 1979).