ERIC Number: ED213114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
The Use of Modern Media for Rural Education in Developing Countries--The Organisational Problems.
In developing countries, the means of both providing school-age children with a basic education and extending secondary and technical education are adversely affected by the lack of educational facilities. In addition, vast numbers of adults need to be taught to read and write so that they can participate in the process of development. Experts on educational teaching materials agree that modern media could make a major contribution to the efficiency of both formal and nonformal education in developing countries. Numerous evaluations and reports based on actual experience show that, aside from the problem of finance, the key to success in utilizing media lies in proper project planning and organization. The first part of this report deals with the problems that result from inherent technical constraints on the various media and from their impact on methods of organization. Each of the major media is examined in terms of its potential range of use. The second part of the report deals with questions relating to the overall organization and utilization of modern communication media in rural education. UNESCO materials, discussions with special lists, and the author's own experiences provided the background for the report. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audiotape Recorders, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Centers, Cost Effectiveness, Developing Nations, Educational Media, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Films, Magnetic Tape Cassettes, Nonformal Education, Organizational Effectiveness, Problem Solving, Projection Equipment, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Videotape Recorders
IIEP Publications, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9, rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016 Paris, FRANCE (Order No. H.34; 10.00 francs). Also available in French edition.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.