Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2006-12-19
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This extensively revised and updated edition of Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World sets distance education in the context of general educational change, and explores its use for basic and nonformal education, schooling, teacher training and higher education. It provides a comprehensive overview and includes new material on: the rise and fall of nonformal education in Latin America and Africa; new developments in open schooling in Africa and Asia; crossborder enrolments, fuelled by the rise of e-learning; and, recent developments driven by the new technologies, globalisation, funding policies and international agencies. The book collects together and reviews the evidence on the effects, costs and process of open and distance learning in order to provide a unique, detached and informed appraisal of its strengths and weaknesses. It is aimed at policy makers and practitioners whether they are working in open and distance learning or in education more generally. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Hilary Perraton is now a research associate at the von Hugel Institute, St Edmund's College, Cambridge, UK

Table of Contents

List of tablesp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: golden goose or ugly ducklingp. 1
Evidencep. 15
Nonformal education: the light that never shonep. 17
Schooling: the door is ajarp. 34
Teachers: educating the largest professionp. 57
Higher education: beyond the courtyard wallp. 82
Crossborder enrolment: virtually wandering scholarsp. 114
Explanationp. 125
Costs: what the figures sayp. 127
Technology: after Gutenberg and Turingp. 148
Globalisation: and culture follows tradep. 162
Political economy: who benefits, who pays?p. 182
Evaluationp. 197
Legitimacy: a solution or a problemp. 199
Annex: Currency valuesp. 208
Notesp. 210
Referencesp. 214
Indexp. 233
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