ERIC Number: ED172734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Cost Analysis of Non-Formal ETV Systems: A Case Study of the "Extra-Scolaire" System in the Ivory Coast.
Klees, Steven J.
Building on previous evaluations of the ETV systems--both formal and informal--of the Ivory Coast, this study examines the system costs of the "Extra Scolaire" (E/S) program for rural adults. Educational television is utilized through the Ivorian primary system, and battery operated televisions have been widely distributed to schools in rural regions. The E/S system, begun in 1973, utilizes these facilities to reach adult audiences in the villages with a wide range of educational and informational TV programs related to national development. An "animateur," usually a male primary school teacher, is charged with publicizing the TPT (Tele Pour Tous) broadcast, showing the program, and fostering post-broadcast discussion. This report provides a description of the E/S structure and the context in which it operates; specific estimations of the yearly costs of the various system components--administration, program production, program transmission, support materials production and distribution, program reception, and system evaluation; a discussion of aspects of the E/S system which may entail social costs not captured by the monetary price measures used; a translation of the annualized cost description into cost functions as a means of viewing the cost impact of various policy decisions; and a discussion of various perspectives on the Ivorian development context within which the system costs must be assessed. Appendices provide examples of results of previous evaluations, and a list of references is attached. (Author/BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.