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By C. A. Taylor

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It really is acknowledged that we are living in a data society and that there was a data explosion in the course of the current century. certainly we are living in an age while the garage, transmission, retrieval, and the construction of knowledge via digital ability has without notice turn into normal. essentially our instructional process needs to take all this under consideration and alter, either to the prospective use of microcomputers in instructing, and to the practise of scholars to take their position within the sleek international of excessive expertise. This quantity stresses that if our technology and expertise schooling is absolutely to serve destiny human wishes we needs to make sure that the means of details move selected is acceptable to the age and event of the receivers, applicable to the subject material, applicable to the talents and abilities of the instructor, applicable to the monetary situations, acceptable to the cultural historical past of the sector and safely unfastened from distortions and confusions

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In such countries the solution might be approached through people producing themselves their own subsistence in kitchen-gardens, making themselves their utensils, their house and keeping up themselves their health care and community services. A policy facilitating self-help subsistence and self-help public welfare represents a significant capital saving for a government. The capital thus saved can (and has to) be employed for upgrading the national economy: as basic commodities for the whole nation are obtained without cash investment and are produced by the subsistence efforts of the population, the disposable cash capital can be invested into the development of more sophisticated means of production.

Multiplying the Impact Rather than prepare an exhibit which would be shown, as most exhibits are, in one place and at one time, the MAB Secretariat in collaboration with a Paris-based group of 2 communication specialists, decided to prepare an exhibit which could be reproduced in multiple copies. Multiplying an exhibit usually implies making two or three copies which "travel" within a relatively limited geographical area. But this traditional approach did not suit the needs of an international programme with over one hundred participating countries, having diverse linguistic and cultural characteristics.

Yet a large body of scientific knowledge about the environment already exists. And research is providing new information all the time. But most of this information is accessible to scientists alone, as it is usually couched in technical language and presented in a way that the layman can neither appreciate nor understand. The need to educate non-specialists about the environment by finding a middle ground of communication—a middle ground between emotions and technical information—is a major challenge facing scientists and communicators today (Fig.

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