ERIC Number: ED119722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-17
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Instructional Radio Reconsidered; An International Perspective.
Theroux, James M.
Though the use of educational radio has fallen from fashion, for three reasons it deserves reconsideration as a valuable educational tool: 1) it is economical, costing only a fraction of the required expense to deliver the same material via television; 2) the effectiveness of radio-based instruction has been shown to be equal to that of traditional lecture presentations and television broadcasts, and 3) radios are a pervasive possession in households around the world, making it possible to reach an almost universal audience. Innovative programs using instructional radio have been initiated around the world. Of special interest is an elementary mathematics instruction program used in Nicaragua. Broadcast curriculum can be made more interesting to young audiences by introducing such formats as quiz shows and news broadcasts. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Nicaragua