ERIC Number: ED345693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Development Communication Report, 1991.
Development Communication Report, n72-75 1991
The four 1991 issues of the newsletter "Development Communication Report" are primarily concerned with the use of communication technologies in developing countries to educate the people. Evaluation is the theme of the first issue, which contains the following articles: "Evaluating Communication Programs: Means and Ends,""Making a Splash: How Evaluators Can Be Better Communicators,""Choosing the Right Tools: A Guide to Data Collection,""Communication as a Data Collection Tool,""Do's and Don'ts for Interviewers,""Designing Questionnaires,""Radio Enriquillo: An Experience with Self-Evaluation,""Who Interprets? Who Decides? Participatory Evaluation in Chile," and "Eight Ways to Make Communication Evaluation More Useful." The second issue features articles contributed by readers. It includes: "Community Communication: Getting Beyond Information Overflow, Communication Undernourishment,""Participatory Radio in Bolivia,""Harnessing a White Elephant: How an Audiovisual Facility in Malawi was Redirected To Meet Local Needs,""Picture Perfect: Generating Graphics Electronically,""Demystifying Technology through Solar Power,""Guidelines for Producing Training Films and Videos""Motivating Economic Action," and "The Overmarketing of Social Marketing." The lead article in the third issue sets the theme: "Indigenous Communication and Indigenous Knowledge." Other articles include: "Reinforcing Campesino Wisdom in the Andes,""Analogy in Health Education: Using the Familiar To Explain the New,""The 'Fertilizer Bush' Drama,""Tips for Documenting and Transferring Local Knowledge,""Challenging Tradition in Nigeria,""Sacred Messages for AIDS Prevention,""An African Healer Speaks Out on AIDS," and "Weaving Together Folk Media and Mass Media." Information technology is the focus of the last issue: "Information Technology: What About the Plain Old Telephone?""Packet-Radio--The 'Missing Link'?""SatelLife: Lifelines throughout Africa,""Econet: The Environmental Computer Network,""When Disaster Strikes: Communications Technology in the Sky,""When Disaster Strikes: Making Decisions on the Ground,""The (Solar) Power To Communicate," and "The Information Revolution Need Not Exclude the Poor." (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Community Involvement, Computer Networks, Data Collection, Developing Nations, Development Communication, Educational Radio, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Indigenous Populations, Information Technology, Interviews, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Telecommunications
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Development Communication.
Note: For the 1990 issues, see ED 329 218.