ERIC Number: ED160512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Open Education: Experiments and Experiences in Asia and Oceania. Bulletin of the Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania, Number 19, June 1978.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Accounts of open education programs from countries in Asia and Oceania are presented. Section one introduces the topic of open education, suggests a definition, discusses problems of access to educational opportunities, relates open education to higher education, and describes some open education techniques in training systems. Section two discusses open education experiences in Australia, Bangladesh, Iran, Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the USSR. Section three offers six essays which explore aspects of specific programs. These include an open learning system for rural development, correspondence study of nutrition in the Philippines, university education by correspondance in Burma, self-instruction in universities, and open learning systems for university staff development. Another essay examines the relationship between educational technology and open education. Section four is a bibliographical supplement containing 207 annotated citations about open education in specific countries and universities within Asia and Oceania. (AV)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Independent Study, Nonformal Education, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Identifiers: Asia; Oceania