Open and distance learning has been used in many ways in the recent past to provide both primary education and adult education. The Commonwealth of Learning works with governments, schools and universities with the aim of strengthening the capacities of Commonwealth member countries in developing human resources required for their economic and social development. Many existing policy documents link distance education with new information and communication technologies, portraying them as a promising universal access and exponential growth of learning.
This book answers the key questions to these issues and assesses the impact and effect of the experience of basic education at a distance all over the world and in a wide variety of forms. This is the first major overview of this topic for twenty years.
|Basic Education at a Distance: An Introduction|
|The Elusiveness of Integration: Policy Discources on Open and Distance Learning in the 1990s Elaine Unterhalter|
|Audiences for Basic Education at a Distance|
|Basic Education Curriculum: Contexts and Contests|
|Organisational and Delivery Structures|
|Evaluation and Quality|
|The Use of Technologies in Basic Education|
|Finance, Costs and Economics Francois Orivel|
|Literacy and Adult Education Through Distance and Open Learning|
|Basic Education for Refugees and Nomads|
|The Power of Open and Distance Learning in Basic Education for Heath and the Environment|
|Open Schooling at Basic Level|
|Outcomes: What Have We Learned?|
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Series: World Review of Distance Education & Open Learning S.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 12th October 2000
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.42