[AAACE-NLA] third world countries
tarv at chemeketa.edu
Tue Nov 30 16:51:54 EST 2004
One might try the lesson of asking ones students or neighbors this question.
If you were to think of USA television as one of the major exports from the USA, what are all those other countries importing? What is the message the USA sends to the world via television? How might this message (theses messages) impact peoples opinions of the citizens of the USA?
Try it out and see what your students tell you. I found it most interesting.
From: aaace-nla-bounces at lists.literacytent.org [mailto:aaace-nla-bounces at lists.literacytent.org]On Behalf Of Cochran, Judith
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 11:14 AM
To: National Literacy Advocacy List sponsored by AAACE
Subject: RE: [AAACE-NLA] third world countries
Your question is interesting, Anna. The answer is that western influences are not always beneficial to third world countries. For example, we send computers to universities that do not have the electrical support to connect them. The computers sit for years in the hallway for the students to pass by them and see the western influence as useless to their instruction. This is just one of many misconceptions of how western education is "transfered" to third world countries. I have published a couple of books on this difficulty. Check Croom Helm and Westview Publishers for additional information.
From: aaace-nla-bounces at lists.literacytent.org [mailto:aaace-nla-bounces at lists.literacytent.org]On Behalf Of Anna Cannon
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 8:31 AM
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Subject: [AAACE-NLA] third world countries
Can any of you direct me on where I can valuable information on the western influences on third world countries in the area of adult education. Mainly, why aren't western influences not always seen as beneficial to third world countries.
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