Basic Education at a Distance

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Jo Bradley, Chris Yates
Psychology Press, 2000 - Education - 256 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

an introduction
13
policy discourses on open
27
Audiences for basic education at a disrance
51
contexts and contests
65
Organisational and delivery structures
87
Evaluation and quality
110
Finance costs and economics
138
Literacy and adult education through disrance
155
Basic education for refugees and nomads
173
The power of open and distance learning in basic education
192
Open schooling at basic level
205
what have we learned?
229
Index
248
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