ERIC Number: ED226977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Appropriate Technology--A Selected, Annotated Bibliography No. 8.
Presented is an annotated bibliography of "appropriate technology" (AT) publications. The bibliography is divided into the following sections. Philosophy and overview section includes works describing the interrelationship of technology with other facets of development; place of technology in international relations; criteria for "appropriate,""intermediate," or "alternative" technologies; sources of the AT movement; and impact of technology on individual lives. Specific Appropriate Technology Techniques section gives descriptions of techniques/information on how devices are constructed, used, and/or maintained. This section is divided into four subsections addressing: (1) general techniques, covering compilations of various AT techniques; (2) agriculture and food, ranging from descriptions of farming devices/techniques to food processing, preservation, and storage; (3) composite techniques, focusing on AT applications in communication, energy, health; and (4) water supply/sanitation techniques, including technical/non-technical descriptions of the design/construction of many types of water supply and sanitary facilities at community-wide and household levels. Continuing Sources of Information are provided in the next section. These include both publications (newsletters, journals, directories) and organizations focusing on appropriate technology. Each entry includes complete title, author(s), source, and annotation. Listed in the final section are 15 documents without annotations. Definitions for and explanations of AT are provided in the introduction to the bibliography. (JN)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Annotated Bibliographies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Developing Nations, Energy, Females, Food, Foreign Countries, Health, Information Sources, Nonformal Education, Rural Environment, Sanitation, Technology, Technology Transfer
Non-formal Education Information Center, College of Education, Michigan State University, 237 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Non-Formal Education Information Center.