ERIC Number: ED245660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Lesotho Distance Teaching Centre: Five Years' Learning. IEC Broadsheets on Distance Learning No. 16.
This report describes the activities of the first 5 years of the Lesotho Distance Teaching Center, which uses distance teaching methods to bring education to more people in Lesotho. Also described are the Center's internal organization, its relationship to other organizations in Lesotho, its costs, and some evaluation findings. Background information includes descriptions of Lesotho, its educational system, formation of the center, and some of its initial development problems. Ways individuals are helped by the center are discussed, including work with private examination candidates, rural people, other organizations using distance teaching methods, and young people needing to develop literacy and numeracy skills. Management topics addressed include the design, distribution, organization, and evaluation of learning materials; and how the center has coped with such problems as shortage of qualified staff, lack of training opportunities within the country, limited resources, and various staff divisions (expatriate/local, senior/junior). Financial matters discussed include government support, income, costs, and donors. A final chapter looks at the benefits of a distance teaching unit and offers advice on establishing such a unit. List of donors and of Lesotho Distance Teaching Center publications and research reports (up to December 1979) are included. (LMM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correspondence Schools, Costs, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, National Programs, Nontraditional Education, Organization, Program Development, Rural Education, Secondary Education
International Extension College, 18 Brooklands Ave., Cambridge, CB2 2HN, England (4 British pounds per copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Extension Coll., Cambridge (England).