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Interactive Practices on Educational Radio

From Australia to Turkey

Fırat Tufan

The main objective of this book is to propose a new interactive educational radio model for Turkey. Thus, six educational, community and university-based radio stations in Australia were researched. In terms of representing the entire country and all educational radio broadcasting practices, samples were selected from different structures and cities of Australia. After obtaining required data in the participant observation process, in-depth interviews with radio representatives were carried out. It was questioned, what the basic factors of effective educational radio stations are, how today's broadcasting technologies affect the relationship between radio and its audience and how interpersonal communication process reflects new radio broadcasting practices.

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Leading countries in distance education around the world are the US, Australia, Canada, and England. The study has been limited to Australia, which has a long history in this domain and has exported its system to many countries, due to the fact that it includes education processes through radio broadcasting. In addition, Australia has many community radio stations that have educational backgrounds.←47 | 48→ ←48 | 49→

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