Bibliography: Honduras (page 12 of 15)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the Hondureinas website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Bruce Garrison, Scientific United Nations Educational, George R. Waggoner, OK. Oklahoma City Public School System, Carl Crozier, Aurelio Tanodi, WILLIAM G. RHOADS, Bonnie J. Brownlee, New York Institute of International Education, and Development Communication Report.

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning. (1967). NEW EDUCATIONAL MEDIA IN ACTION–CASE STUDIES FOR PLANNERS–III. THIS IS A COLLECTION OF CASE STUDIES ON THE USE OF TELEVISION, RADIO, FILMSTRIPS, AND CORRESPONDENCE STUDY–ALONE, OR IN COMBINATION–FOR INSTRUCTION, EDUCATIONAL EXTENSION, AND ADULT EDUCATION IN SIX COUNTRIES–ITALY (ETV), NIGER (RADIO AND RADIO PLUS FILMSTRIPS), NEW ZEALAND (RADIO PLUS CORRESPONDENCE), HONDURAS (RADIO), NIGERIA (ETV), AND USA (MPATI–AIRBORNE ITV). EACH STUDY RECOUNTS THE PROJECT'S HISTORY, ORGANIZATION, OPERATION, COSTS, AND EVIDENCE OF EFFECTIVENESS. THIS EVIDENCE IS BY AND LARGE FAVORABLE, THOUGH WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE MPATI, LARGELY INCORRECT–BASED ON ATTITUDES OF PARTICIPATING TEACHERS AND RADIO CLUB LEADERS, IMPRESSIONS OF VISITORS, OR PROPORTIONS OF STUDENTS WHO PASSED LITERACY EXAMINATIONS OR WHO TRANSFERRED WITH NO DIFFICULTIES TO REGULAR SCHOOLS.  THE COST ANALYSES REFLECT THE HIGH AND VARIABLE COSTS OF INTRODUCING AND MAINTAINING THE NEW MEDIA AND INCLUDE EXTRAPOLATIONS OF PRESENT COSTS TO THE OPTIMUM SITUATION WHERE THE ECONOMIES OF SCALE ARE EXPLOITED TO THE FULL. A RECURRENT THEME IN THE CASE STUDIES ON THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IS THE NEED TO INTERGRATE THE NEW MEDIA WITHIN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. MOST OF THE DIFFICULTIES NOTED SEEM TO STEM FROM THE SYSTEM'S INABILITY TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY RESOURCE BASE. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM UNESCO, PLACE DE FONTENOY, 75 PARIS-7E, FRANCE, FOR $4.50. Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Communications Satellites, Correspondence Study, Costs

Community Development Foundation, New York, NY. (1968). International Community Development Statistical Bulletin. Spring 1968 General Edition. The Spring 1968 general edition of the International Community Development Statistical Bulletin describes its reporting system based on the International Standard Classification of Community Development Activities and a special project registration and progress form; briefly summarizes overall international data; and presents statistics on programs in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, France, Greece, Honduras, India, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States, and Viet Nam. Data are reported on public works, agriculture, education, health, welfare, housing, industry and commerce, and miscellaneous topics. Main categories into which these data are organized include economic analyses, public information, time-dependent information (program trends and progress for given periods or from inception to the present time), geographic areas (zones or communities), social progress and intangible values, and reports by field workers. The tables are grouped by country, alphabetically, with each section preceded by a brief summary of the highlights of the program covered. Tables and summaries in Spanish are followed by English translations, or have bilingual headings. Descriptors: Agriculture, Business, Classification, Community Benefits

Crozier, Carl (1986). Soil Conservation Techniques for Hillside Farms. A Guide for Peace Corps Volunteers. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Reprint Series No. R-62. This guide provides agricultural extensionists with basic information that will help them design plans for the conservation of soils and the management of water runoff in specific agricultural plots. It is based on experiences with small hillside farms in Honduras and takes into account the resources and constraints commonly encountered there. Following the introduction are three sections on soil conservation: traditional Honduran farming techniques and resulting problems, soil conservation strategies, and soil fertility and its maintenance. Section V on extension methodology includes some sample work activities, guidelines for evaluating work, motivating techniques, and types of groups with which one may be involved. A conclusion precedes a listing of suggested references and the following appendixes: an English-Spanish vocabulary list, dichotomous key to the selection of soil conservation practices, results of the Santa Cruz Extension Project, instructions for two simple levels for use in surveying contour lines, and some demonstrations useful in promoting new techniques. Eight tables and 46 figures are provided throughout the text of the guide.   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Conservation Education

Brownlee, Bonnie J. (1988). Conducting Evaluation Research Abroad: Some Things They Don't Exactly Tell You. This paper chronicles the anecdotal evidence of unexpected problems that emerged in two mass communication projects in Central America. The aim is to highlight the most salient "people-related" issues faced by mass communication evaluation researchers who work in alien cultures. The paper argues that graduate students in schools of journalism and mass communication are well trained in theory, methods, and statistical analysis but are not so well prepared to deal with the obstacles put up by people and the organizations they represent in field settings. The paper states that this problem is particularly true for those who intend to work in evaluation research in developing countries. The two projects discussed in the paper dealt with non-formal community educational radio and were located in isolated regions of Nicaragua and Honduras. Personal experiences of the author during these projects are recounted while observations drawn from literature that addresses evaluation research are integrated in the text. The paper makes the case that the field of journalism and mass communication needs to prepare graduates better to handle these "people-related" issues. (Thirteen notes are included.) Descriptors: Cultural Context, Developing Nations, Evaluation, Field Studies

Institute of International Education, New York, NY. (1986). Regional Education Profile: Central America. Profiles of the educational systems in the seven Central American countries are presented, along with an introductory essay by Rene Greenwald, "Higher Education in Central America: Trends and Developments: 1985-86." Country profiles are provided for Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. For each country, an overview of the elementary/secondary and postsecondary system is presented, along with descriptions of specific colleges and universities and information on student placement in the U.S. university system. Teacher training and sources of financial aid for overseas study are also briefly reviewed in the profiles. Sources of information on U.S. education in each country are also identified, and glossaries of terms are included. The essay identifies 18 trends developing in Central America and indicates how U.S. institutions can begin to respond to regional development needs. Trends include: emphasis on the development of in-country, graduate-level programs; continuing demand for university and technical-level training; increased tuition fees at public universities; and the prospect that financial aid for study abroad will focus on fields that are not offered domestically and are a priority for national development, especially at the graduate level. Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries

Oklahoma City Public School System, OK. (1970). BAM Social Studies Supplement: Why Do Nations Engage in World Trade?. This nongraded resource unit was prepared to give the teacher examples of social studies activities that emphasize economic concepts. It presupposes some knowledge of economics, therefore it is not designed primarily for younger children. The major themes are: producing, distributing, and consuming food, clothing, shelter, and services. Canada, United States, Mexico, Honduras, and Brazil are specifically considered. On the question of world trade, it is assumed that people are interdependent and must help each other in obtaining and providing goods and services. The major question is followed by four subproblems: 1) what evidence of world trade do we find in our homes; 2) what are the productive resouces necessary to provide goods for world trade; 3) how does market determine what products are imported and exported; and, 4) how do governmental policies influence trade among nations? Within each of these problem areas, the format includes: specific questions, related concepts, behavioral objectives, techniques for assessment, and resource materials. For the teachers convenience, alternative or supplementary materials, and two charts are included.   [More]  Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Concept Teaching, Curriculum, Economics

Waggoner, Barbara Ashton; Waggoner, George R. (1986). Universities of the Caribbean Region–Struggles to Democratize. An Annotated Bibliography. An annotated bibliography on universities in the Caribbean region for the period since World War II is presented. The focus is on access to universities. For book citations, each annotation contains the author's name, publication title, place of publication, publisher, date, and number of pages. Journal references consist of author, title of article, name of journal, volume number, date, and page numbers. Newspapers, monographs, and other periodicals are also included. The first section, which covers 329 publications, is a general coverage on universities. Annotations are also provided on 172 publications on the University of West Indies. The remainder of the bibliography covers countries/areas. The countries/areas and number of publications for each are as follows: Colombia (83), Costa Rica (90), Cuba (166), Dominican Republic (96), French Antilles (59), Guyana (55), Haiti (16), Honduras (25), Mexico (38), Netherlands Antilles (21), Nicaragua (74), Panama (75), Puerto Rico (83), U.S. Virgin Islands (7), and Venezuela (213). Appended are a list of foreign periodicals and an author index. Descriptors: Access to Education, Annotated Bibliographies, College Attendance, Developing Nations

Tanodi, Aurelio (1985). The Status of Archivists in Relation to Other Information Professionals in the Public Service in Latin America. This study is intended to promote the development of the archival and records management professions in Latin America by providing basic data on the status of professionals in this area in relation to other information professionals in the public service, particularly librarians and documentalists. It deals with the basic issues of recruitment, training, employment qualifications, conditions of service, remuneration, legal rules, and career opportunities. In preparation for the study, a questionnaire was mailed to the heads of the national or general archives of concerned countries. Replies were received from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Uruguay. In addition information was sought from archivist schools and faculties. For the first time, this document provides basic data in a number of these areas that can be used to support efforts to upgrade the status of archivists and their colleagues in the information field in Latin America. A bibliography is included. Appendices include the letter to heads of national archives, the questionnaire, a list of individuals who answered the questionnaires, and replies from Bolivia and Haiti. Descriptors: Archives, Career Education, Career Planning, Developing Nations

Spain, Peter L.; And Others (1977). Radio for Education and Development: Case Studies, Volume II. World Bank Staff Working Paper No. 266. Use of radio for nonformal education and development communications and the technical and economic considerations related to radio services are covered in this second volume of case studies on use of radio for education and development. Under radio and nonformal education are: an evaluation of radio schools as part of the popular promotion strategy of rural development in Honduras (focusing on adult basic education–literacy, health, arithmetic, agriculture–leadership training, and community organization); a report on harnessing radio to mass educational campaigns in Tanzania from first efforts to the massive health education campaign in 1973 (based on a radio series, supporting printed materials, organized radio study groups); a description of a pilot project in Senegal coupling rural educational radio programs to community listening and feedback; an explanation of three paradigms for open broadcast educational radio (top-down and bottom-up communication and a synthesis of the two); and guidelines for radio forums as a rural development strategy. Under radio for development communications are case studies on community use of radio in the Canadian North and interactive radio for health care and education in Alaska. A final section covers technical and economic considerations that should go into planning radio services in order to attain development goals. Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Agricultural Education, Case Studies

Whiteside, Daniel F.; And Others (1978). Health Manpower Planning: A Comparative Study in Four Countries. Volume 1. Health Manpower References. The health manpower planning experiences of four countries reported here were presented in a traveling seminar held for member countries of the Pan American Health Organization. Focus was on what should be carried out in any country to coordinate the training of health workers with the operation of health services. Following the introduction, the content is presented in six chapters. The first one, on the process and background of manpower planning, covers the role of governments, government-university relationships, government structure, and health planning. Chapter 2 discusses the phases in manpower planning, such as analyzing the manpower training and use situation, analyzing the health care system, determining the health and education needs of the population, identifying issues, formulating a health manpower policy and plan, executing the plan, and evaluating the results. The remaining four chapters describe the planning modalities in Columbia, Ecuador, Honduras, and the United States, with each chapter covering the following: the country and its population, health conditions, health services, human and physical health care resources, national health policy, health manpower policy, health manpower units and their programs, and the future. Conclusions and recommendations are presented at the end of this report. Descriptors: Conference Reports, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Delivery Systems

RHOADS, WILLIAM G.; AND OTHERS (1963). USE OF RADIOPHONIC TEACHING IN FUNDAMENTAL EDUCATION. A PILOT STUDY WAS CONDUCTED IN EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS TO TEST THE FEASIBILITY OF MULTINATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE RADIOPHONIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN LATIN AMERICA. RADIO SCHOOL PROGRAMS WERE EXAMINED IN TERMS OF THEIR EFFECT ON PARTICIPANT ACHIEVEMENT, SATISFACTION, AND APPLICATION OF ACQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE. ATTITUDINAL, SOCIAL, AND CULTURAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBJECT STUDENTS AND THEIR SCHOOL GROUP LEADERS, MONITORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS, AS WELL AS ANY SPECIFIED LIMITS WITHIN WHICH THESE SCHOOLS MUST OPERATE WERE INVESTIGATED. INTERVIEW DATA WERE GATHERED FROM A SELECTED SAMPLE OF ADULT STUDENTS (PRESENT AND DROPOUT, 15 YEARS OF AGE OR OVER), AND REPRESENTATIVES AND MONITORS OF THE SCHOOLS. THE FINDINGS OF THE SUBJECT SURVEY WERE COVERED UNDER FOUR MAJOR TOPICS–(1) STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RELATIVE TO LITERACY, GENERAL ATTITUDINAL AND BEHAVIOR PATTERNS, AND OTHER INDIVIDUAL STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS, AND THE EFFECT OF SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT ON THESE CHARACTERISTICS, (2) STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN AREAS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL AND KNOWLEDGE APPLICATIONS, (3) STUDENT SATISFACTION WITH RADIOPHONIC EDUCATION, AND (4) GUIDELINES FOR FURTHER RESEARCH. Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Comparative Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). (1995). Review of the Present Situation in Special Needs Education. This review of special education worldwide is based on questionnaire replies of appropriate ministries in 63 United Nations member states during 1993-94. Part 1 provides a summary and analysis of the information received and highlights trends, comparing situations reported in the previous survey (1986-87) with the present survey. This section discusses global trends in eight areas: special education policy, legislation, administration and organization, special education provision, role of parents, teacher training, finance, and research and development. Part 2 consists of country summaries presented in a uniform format covering the same eight areas. National summaries are provided for the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Appended are the questionnaire used and country population figures. (Contains 14 references.)   [More]  Descriptors: Comparative Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Administration

Garrison, Bruce; Munoz, Julio E. (1985). An Update of Freedom of the Press and Information in Latin America and the Caribbean. This paper is based on a review of the literature that included reports from the Inter-American Press Association's general assembly in Los Angeles in October 1984, the mid-year meeting of the Inter-American Press Association in Panama City in March 1985, and the 1983 world press freedom review of the International Press Institute. Other material is adapted from the Index on Censorship and the Committee to Protect Journalists Update No. 10 (January-February 1984). The paper examines the current status of freedom of the press and information in Latin America and the Caribbean. Among the nations discussed are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherland Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Surinam, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The paper concludes by noting that the status of freedom of the press and of information is improving in the area, as is evident in (1) return of democracy in Argentina, (2) end of total censorship in Uruguay, and (3) maintenance of democracy in the three traditional democratic countries of Venezuela, Colombia, and Costa Rica.   [More]  Descriptors: Censorship, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Freedom of Speech

Evans, Thomas; And Others (1993). An Inexpensive School/Home Intervention Program To Raise Student Achievement. A comprehensive strategy targeted to raise student achievement is arguably one of the most important components of any school's vision for improvement. This paper describes a comprehensive intervention program at The San Alejo American School, Honduras (student enrollment: <100). This program was aimed toward raising students' achievement levels while simultaneously preventing their early or continued failure at school. The intervention program had five components: (1) a family-centered study skills workshop; (2) a family-centered reading activities workshop; (3) a school-wide reading campaign; (4) a behavioral modification strategies workshop; and (5) regularly scheduled enrichment sessions between teachers and students in need of additional assistance. Parents were integrally involved in program implementation, and their involvement served as an inexpensive substitute for a high priced intervention program. Additionally, their participation in the program tended to increase parents' sense of ownership for their children's' education, thus providing the program developers with a valuable source of support. This program also led to an improvement in parent-teacher relationships and greater collaboration between teachers.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, At Risk Persons, Behavior Modification

Development Communication Report (1980). Development Communication in an Urban Setting. The application of lessons gained from rural experience with development communications to the problems of delivering social services to the poorer segments of the urban areas is described in a report on the squatter upgrading project in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. A Project Support Communications Unit established to provide communication between the communities and the Housing Project Unit uses such media as videotape, slides, films, audiotape, photographs, posters and leaflets, and street theater and popular music to enhance the flow of information to and from project participants. Also included in this issue are articles describing a program for the social marketing of contraceptives in Mexico; a bilingual program in Austin, Texas, which is based on low-cost program and media production models developed in several Latin American countries; an independent service for pretesting media messages; a rural communication network in Liberia; a curriculum reform project in Honduras; a game for teaching literacy; the Laubach method for producing literacy primers; and a major project now underway to test whether radio can be used effectively to teach English language arts. Book reviews and ERIC resources are also included, as well as a regular feature, Dilemmas in Country X: Candid Discussions about Failures.   [More]  Descriptors: Audiovisual Communications, Communications, Contraception, Curriculum Development

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