ERIC Number: ED265372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Radio for Literacy. A Reader on the Use of Radio in Literacy Programmes. For Use in Workshops of the German Foundation for International Development. Workshop Series.
Muller, Josef, Comp.
Designed as a supplement to workshops on radio support for literacy, this reader is intended to assist workshop participants to put radio in the broader perspective of development support communication and to provide background information on the use of radio in adult literacy education. An introduction provides an overview of literacy and literacy programs. Each of the reader's six parts consists of journal article and selections from published documents on the specified topic. Part 1 addresses the educational and developmental context of radio and television. Part 2 deals with radio as a medium for developing and supporting functional literacy. Part 3 concerns planning the use of radio. The section is supplemented by a 2-part questionnaire on the use of radio and television in literacy campaigns which was sent to educational authories and broadcasting organizations in many parts of the world and which could serve as a checklist for project planning. Part 4 discusses the Rural Farm Forum, an organized group listening approach that has become a classical strategy in many literacy programs and beyond literacy for overall rural development. Part 5 is comprised of case studies and country reports of the use of radio for literacy programs in Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Niger, India, Dominica Republic, and Colombia. Part 6 provides a brief theoretical framework, followed by a list of requirements for an effective educational media project that seem in large proportion to be well met by the most successful cases, less well by the less successful ones. A bibliography is attached. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany).