Throughout the developing world there are many media-based programs (radio, TV, and Internet) designed to encourage people to improve their lives by adopting certain changes in behavior. Behavior changes are more willingly undertaken and more systematically maintained when there are trained community workers to support the populace in their move towards the change. This book provides guidelines on the preparation of Distance Education programs that can hold the attention and motivate community workers, as well as people generally, toward behavior change. It guides readers in: " Setting up and managing Edu-tainment Distance Education projects" Determining the curriculum" Creating and reviewing the radio, TV, and Internet programs" Determining the pre- and postknowledge of the audience" Providing support books, participant guides, and responses.The author explains and demonstrates the 6Ts of successful lesson preparation and provides guidelines for the creation of various program formats, together with the sample of these formats.

The Curriculum Guide

The curriculum guide

Developing the Curriculum

Once the points discussed in the previous chapters have been clarified, it is time to develop the instructional curriculum that will be covered in the Edu-tainment programs. Curriculum Development can be done in different ways.

Existing Curriculum

Sometimes, there is an existing curriculum—perhaps in a local school or college—that needs only minor adjustment to make it suitable for the current project. This adjustment can be done by a small group of curriculum specialists who know both the subject and the audience very well. It is almost always necessary, however, to ensure that the finalized curriculum is approved by the appropriate government ministry, ...

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