ERIC Number: ED223245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Education of the Isolated: Geographic and Cultural Aspects. Selected Papers from the Annual Conference of the Australian College of Education (22nd, Alice Springs and Darwin, Australia, May 14-20, 1981).
Broadbent, R. F., Ed.
The 11 papers in this collection focus on isolation in education, with emphasis on problems associated with geographical remoteness, and with socio-cultural barriers also giving rise to isolation. Five papers concentrate on distance education and possible measures which can be used in social and educational processes to deal with isolation; readers are cautioned not to be too optimistic about technological solutions. The establishment of a national center for researching problems and solutions to the provision of education in rural Australia is described. The concept and operation of the Open University and its success in developing distance communication methods are discussed. Other papers consider barriers to education posed by cultural differences, language, social background, and socio-political structures. Four of these papers deal with specific areas of Australian isolation related to Australian Aborigines, in particular, and include reviews of specific programs and research projects. (Author/LMM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Demand, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Open Universities, Rural Extension, Social Isolation, Technology Transfer
Australian College of Education, 916 Swanston St., Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia. ($6.50 per copy, plus postage).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Coll. of Education, Carlton, Victoria.
Identifiers: Australia; Distance Education