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ERIC Number: ED142170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
ATS-6 and State Telecommunications Policy for Rural Alaska: An Analysis of Recommendations.
Pittman, Theda Sue; Orvik, James M.
This paper analyzes thirteen recommendations for media policy making in rural Alaska which were formulated as a product of a study of the educational television aspect of the ATS-6 (Applications Technology Satellite) project in 1974-75. The recommendations, which emphasize local media control, were based on information provided by village residents, consumer committee members, teachers, and program personnel. A brief description of the ESCD/AK (Educational Satellite Communication Demonstration/Alaska) project is provided, including a map of receiving sites and special features of the program such as interaction between program and viewer, capability of transmitting simultaneously in several languages with four different audio channels available, consumer committees, and local utilization aides. The bibliography contains sources of additional information relative to the ESCD/AK project as well as to related ATS-6 projects in Appalachia and the Rocky Mountains. (STS)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Audience Participation, Communications Satellites, Community Control, Community Involvement, Educational Television, English Instruction, Health Education, Public Affairs Education, Public Policy, Relevance (Education), Rural Areas, Rural Education, Teacher Education, Telecommunications, Telecourses
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Center for Northern Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska