ERIC Number: ED082533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Uses of Satellites for Educational Television in Developing Countries; Report on the Munich Conference 1972.
Lohr, Paul, Ed.; Hagemeister, Rosemarie, Ed.
The first section of these conference proceedings consists of a position paper on the use of satellites for educational television (ETV) in developing countries. It outlines the nature of the educational crisis facing developing countries, offers a theory of ETV, reviews some of its prospects and problems, discusses the relevance of other broadcast media, and compares broadcast satellites with microwave systems, concluding that the former are more useful for ETV. Following this, an overview of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) program for the use of educational satellites is given. The third major section presents two case studies dealing with ETV satellite experiments carried out in India and Brazil. Issues raised in these papers, or during discussions of them, included: 1) the value of ETV; 2) the role of other audiovisual aids; 3) the impact of ETV upon other broadcasting media; 4) the difficulty of obtaining quality programing; 5) the cost-effective utilization of satellites; 6) the danger of undue influence being exerted upon emerging nations by developed countries; and 7) the ways in which UNESCO and industrialized countries can assist developing nations with their ETV projects. (PB)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Case Studies, Communications, Communications Satellites, Conference Reports, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Television, Programing (Broadcast)
Internationales Zentralinstitut fur das Jugend- und Bildungsfernsehen, Rundfunkplatz 1 8 Munich 2, Federal Republic of Germany
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Sponsor: Ministry of Education and Science, Bonn (West Germany).
Authoring Institution: International Central Inst. for Youth and Educational Television, Munich (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Brazil; India