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Educational Technology in the Third World: A General Systems Perspective. Report Number 9.
Awa, Njoku; And Others
Change is more advantageous if it incorporates an entire society rather than an element of that society, and the goals of educational development will be most fruitfully realized with a minimum of harmful effects if programs of instructional development are made to focus on the entire culture, rather than on a single social institution. A systems approach may be extremely important to the educational planner as it emphasizes the need for an integrated approach, recognizing that several factors must be considered together if sound goals are to be met by sound programs. The systems theory paradigm also offers a conceptual tool to the planner whereby a process may be organized into categories, and in so doing may lead to the generation of research, prediction of outcomes, and the encouragement of measurement and evaluation. (CMV)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cultural Context, Developing Nations, Developmental Programs, Diffusion, Educational Development, Educational Problems, Information Dissemination, Instructional Development, Program Development, Systems Approach, Systems Concepts, Telecommunications
The Communication Arts Graduate Teaching and Research Center, Cornell University, 640 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14853 (single copies are free)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell Univ.
Note: Papers in Communication; For related documents, see IR 006 846-851 and ED 162 648