ERIC Number: ED122729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-17
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Mass Media in Black Africa. The Development of Educational Methods and Techniques Suited to the Specific Conditions of the Developing Countries. Problems Presented by the Adaptation of Educational Technologies.
In developing nations educational technology is needed to meet demands for education, to supplement formal education, and to combat illiteracy and underdevelopment. While new technologies have the capacity to provide current and equal access to information and education, most countries lack the funds and motivation to use the media for educational purposes. In Africa the press and the radio have been primarily controlled by colonial and national governments. Newspaper and other print media are not yet useful educational tools because they usually are printed in a language foreign to the Africans, are dominated by foreign rather than domestic news, are poorly distributed, and are not seen as having educational value. However, educational newspapers are now in production in Tanzania, Senegal, and Mali. Radio also has educational applications in Africa, since it is well suited to the African oral tradition and may help in combating illiteracy. Radio is also an inexpensive means of providing political and cultural information, practical instruction, and lifelong education for the masses. Information about some existing educational newspapers and radio programs is attached. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Methods, Materials, and Techniques.
Identifiers - Location: Africa