ERIC Number: ED258564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Visual Aids: A Guide for Peace Corps Volunteers. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Reprint R-2.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This guide for Peace Corps volunteers emphasizes the importance of visual aids in communicating ideas, concepts, and behavior, and in motivating people to change life patterns. Guidelines for the selection and effective use of materials in health education that will be understood in the target culture are provided. The packet illustrates and explains a variety of visual materials that include: (1) flash cards and flip charts; (2) posters; (3) flannelgraphs; (4) silk screen printing; (5) films; (6) slides; (7) filmstrips; and (8) models. For each of the categories, step by step guidelines for making and using the visual are given, as well as specific examples. Additional information lists supply sources for visual aids and their materials, hints on effective utilization of specific media, and sample visuals with captions in one of several languages. The concluding section presents an example of how visual aids can prove effective in a program of community development in India, using simple materials available in local Indian communities. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Identifiers - Location: India