Communications Satellites, Technology Transfer, and Economic Development.

by Paul L. Jordan


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The use of educational television to improve the quality and quantity of education in developing countries is examined. A simple model relating economic development in emerging countries to education and the level of applied technology is presented. The use of television broadcast satellites as a means for improving education systems in developing regions is discussed in the context of competition for scarce resources and the requirement to develop educational software and infrastructure concurrently. 12 pp. Ref.

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