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Participatory Theater as a Science Communication Tool in Timor Leste

McGillion, Christopher; McKinnon, Merryn


This article examines the trial of participatory theater for disseminating new agricultural knowledge among subsistence farmers in Timor Leste, a small underdeveloped country in the Asia-Pacific region. The aim of the trial was to provide information on improved seed varieties and appropriate agronomic practices to maximize their yield among rural communities where rates of adult illiteracy are high and the reach of mass media forms of communication is low. The findings highlight the potential...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Science Communication
DOI: 10.1177/10755470/453363


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