ERIC Number: ED213108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Communication Media in Education for Low-Income Countries: Implications for Planning. Fundamentals of Educational Planning--29.
McAnany, Emile G.; Mayo, John K.
This booklet discusses, in the context of low-income countries, a series of planning issues bridging education and communication. The planning issues include the democratization of educational opportunity, the quality of instruction and learning, the impact of education through technology on rural areas, and the participation of people in their own education. Each of these issues is discussed in light of evidence from four case studies and from other sources. Much of the text is devoted to four relatively successful applications of communication media for education and development. Three case studies involve the use of radio: extended learning in the Dominican Republic, qualitative improvement of mathematics teaching in Nicaragua, and community action in Tanzania. The fourth study looks at the experimental use of satellite television broadcasting in India. The authors show how cost estimates depend on the level of technology adopted and on the context of its use. Conclusions and recommendations for planners close the report. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communications Satellites, Community Action, Cost Effectiveness, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Radio, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Field Instruction, Foreign Countries, Mass Media, Rural Education, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer
IIEP Publications, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9, rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016 Paris, FRANCE (Order No. H.35; 15.00 francs). Also available in French edition.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers: Dominican Republic; India; Nicaragua; Tanzania