ERIC Number: ED237302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Coping With Curriculum. Papers and Proceedings of the National Workshop on Distance Education (2nd, Perth, Western Australia, July 13-15, 1983).
Western Australia Education Dept., Perth.; National Centre for Research on Rural Education, Nedlands (Western Australia).
The proceedings of the 3-day Australian National Workshop on Distance Education, whose theme was "Coping with Curriculum," include 18 papers, 2 workshop reports, and appendices that list participants and state, territory, and New Zealand representatives. The 36 recommendations developed by the workshop groups include recommendations to state and commonwealth governments, and recommendations concerning interstate coordination and cooperation, curricula for distance education, teacher recruitment and development, human support systems, communications technology, and research and development. The section on developing curricula and learning materials in distance education contains two papers. "Producing Curriculum Materials in the State and Northern Territory Systems" includes five papers describing curriculum materials production in different areas. Two papers discuss the parents' viewpoint on distance education. Three papers on human support systems include discussions of teaching mothers and itinerant teachers. "Technological Delivery Systems" covers use of satellites, the telecom network, and other technology useful in distance education. Other papers discuss isolated children and revitalizing distance education. Themes of the two workshop summary reports are producing and using curriculum materials, and delivering curriculum materials. (MH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Correspondence Study, Curriculum Enrichment, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Home Instruction, Human Resources, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Instructional Materials, Itinerant Teachers, Material Development, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Rural Education, State Programs, Telecommunications, Tutors, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Australia Education Dept., Perth.; National Centre for Research on Rural Education, Nedlands (Western Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Isolation (Geographic)
Note: For related document, see RC 014 481.