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ERIC Number: ED388053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 13
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Communication as a Cross-Cutting Issue in Project Design--Language and Information Components.
Webber, Richard; Roman, Stephan
The role of language and intercultural communication in technical assistance projects in developing nations is discussed. An introductory section offers background on the emergence of the communication issue in technical aid projects. Two subsequent sections look separately at the issues of meeting information needs and of meeting language needs. Communication is seen as a key factor in aid project design because of the need for management information systems, need for access to information, emergence of the global computer network, and rapid growth of an information base in human resource development. The current level of investment in information dissemination in this context is seen as poor. Language issues discussed include those of language choice for project implementation and documentation and the literacy needs of populations served through the projects. The final section proposes language and information audits as an element in project planning and implementation, and examines the implications for related training. Topics for further discussion and a brief bibliography are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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