ERIC Number: ED122860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Satellite-Distributed Educational Television for Developing Countries; The Case of Latin America. Volume 3.
Platt, William J.; And Others
The overall objective of the educational television project in Latin America was to provide a basis for assessing the feasibility and utility of satellite-transmitted educational broadcasting systems. The specific objectives of the project were to 1) identify needs where broadcast media offer special promise; 2) estimate the amount of capital and recurring costs of satellite-based educational systems; 3) compare methods of distributing educational broadcasts; 4) review organizational and political implications of proposed alternative distribution systems; and 5) develop and apply a rough technoeconomic model. Fifteen countries were included in the various analyses made during the study, but all of the Central American countries were considered as one group. While mainly dealing with feasibility questions for educational broadcast systems in terms of technology and cost effectiveness, the report attempted to reflect what Latin Americans say they are trying to accomplish in education and training. It was concluded that instructional television was not likely to offer lower costs than conventional instruction. An entire system that included instructional television as a component would probably be more expensive than traditional processes, but it would also be more effective. (Author/HAB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communications Satellites, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Feasibility Studies, Higher Education, Information Needs, Instructional Systems, International Programs, Policy Formation, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Location: South America