ERIC Number: ED331469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
The Diffusion and Implementation of Educational Technology in Developing Nations: Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Indonesia, Chile and Peru.
Ely, Donald P.
This report documents the observations and findings of a research study which was conducted in Indonesia, Chile, and Peru between January and June 1989 to discover the status of educational technology in primarily formal education settings in each country. The five stated objects of the study were: (1) to determine the extent of educational technology in each country; (2) to identify the networks, if any, through which concepts of educational media and technology have been disseminated; (3) to determine reasons for the acceptance and rejection of educational technology; (4) to test a series of hypotheses pertaining to the adoption and implementation of educational innovations; and (5) to make cross-cultural comparisons of all previous objectives to determine the extent to which each element is evident in the cultures being studied. The conceptual framework and methodology are set forth in the introductory chapter, which is followed by separate chapters devoted to each country. The final chapter summarizes the study, makes cross-cultural comparisons, and draws conclusions about the hypotheses. Both English and Spanish versions of the questionnaires used in Chile and Peru are included. (16 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A