ERIC Number: ED329218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Development Communication Report, 1990/1-4, Nos. 68-71.
Development Communication Report, n68-71 1990
The four issues of this newsletter focus primarily on the use of communication technologies in developing nations to educate their people. The first issue (No. 68) contains a review of the current status of adult literacy worldwide and articles on an adult literacy program in Nepal; adult new readers as authors; testing literacy materials; the use of hand-held electronic learning aids at the primary level in Belize; the use of public television to promote literacy in the United States; reading programs in Africa and Asia; and discussions of the Laubach and Freirean literacy models. Articles in the second issue (no. 69) discuss the potential of educational technology for improving education; new educational partnerships for providing basic education; gender differences in basic education; a social marketing campaign and guidelines for the improvement of basic education; adaptations of educational television's "Sesame Street" for use in other languages and cultures; and resources on basic education. Women are the focus of the third issue (No. 70), including articles on communicating with women; effective training for women; agricultural extension and African women farmers; hygiene education; ways to increase mothers' self-confidence; and community publishing as a strategy for women's development in Zimbabwe. The final issue (No. 71) focuses on health education, including the role of mass media and television commercials in influencing lifestyles and behavior pertaining to health care, and the success of community education programs in Brazil, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Uganda. Each issue also includes announcements of upcoming conferences, other information resources, and book reviews. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Change Strategies, Community Education, Developing Nations, Development Communication, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Literacy Education, Mass Media Role, Public Television, Sex Differences, Teaching Models, Television Commercials, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Development Communication.
Note: For the 1989 issues, see ED 319 394.