Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World
Routledge – 2006 – 256 pages
This revised and updated edition of Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World sets the expansion of distance education in the context of general educational change and explores its use for basic and non-formal education, schooling, teacher training and higher education.
Engaging with a range of topics, this comprehensive overview includes new material on:
With its critical appraisal of the facts and examination of data about effectiveness, this book provides answers to problems and poses key questions for the consideration of policy makers, educational practitioners and all professionals involved in implementing and delivering sustainable open and distance learning.
1. Introduction: Golden Goose or Ugly Duckling Evidence 2. Nonformal Education: The Light That Never Shone 3. Schooling: The Door is Ajar 4. Teachers: Educating the Largest Profession 5. Higher Education: Beyond the Courtyard Wall 6. Crossborder Enrolment: Virtually Wandering Scholars Explanation 7. Costs: What the Figures Say 8. Technology: After Gutenberg and Turing 9. Globalisation: And Culture Follows Trade 10. Political Economy: Who Benefits, Who Pays? Evaluation 11. Legitimacy: A Problem or a Solution
Hilary Perraton has worked in international education for more than 30 years. He is now a research associate at the von Hügel Institute, St Edmund’s College Cambridge.