ERIC Number: ED079949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Communications Technology and the Crisis in Education. A Report on the Bahia Workshop.
Council on Higher Education in the American Republics, New York, NY.
A summary of the workshop convened in May 1971 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil by the Council on Higher Education in the American Republics to assess current applications of communications technology for the improvement of educational systems in Latin America is given in this document. Against a background which includes: 1) technological asymmetry in which hardware development races ahead of software development and in which technology is not fully integrated into the overall educational matrix; and 2) an educational crisis in the developing world due to scarce resources, rising community expectations, and skyrocketing enrollments, the question of what the new technology has to offer is posed. The report treats some challenges of modern education, the concept of educational technology and some approaches to it, and the various media forms. It then discusses educational technology in action, giving examples from El Salvador, Niger, American Samoa, the Ivory Coast, Great Britain, Spain and Brazil. It closes with a discussion of some issues related to technological implementation and of the prospects for the future. (PB)
Descriptors: Communications, Computers, Conference Reports, Developing Nations, Educational Media, Educational Problems, Educational Technology, Microteaching, Radio, Technology, Telecommunications, Television, Workshops
Council on Higher Education in the American Republics, Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10017
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Sponsor: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC.; Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on Higher Education in the American Republics, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: American Samoa; Brazil; El Salvador; Niger; Spain; United Kingdom (Great Britain)