ERIC Number: ED350993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education at a Distance: Meeting the Needs of the Disadvantaged. Final Report of the Regional Workshop in Distance Education in Teacher Education Organized by Unesco PROAP in Collaboration with Balitbang Dikbud and the Universitas Terbuka (Jakarta, Indonesia, November 1-9, 1988).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
This regional workshop on teacher education at a distance met to review existing distance education modalities and identify common problems and issues; cooperatively develop innovative strategies and guidelines for meeting the needs of girls, disadvantaged groups, and those in remote areas; review existing networks in distance education for teacher education and to develop improved networking mechanisms to enhance the effectiveness of teacher educators and other educators engaged in strategic development tasks; and plan national follow-up workshops for distance education in teacher education related to strategic development tasks to meet the needs of disadvantaged groups. The four chapters in this report address: (1) experiences in teacher education at a distance--including information on programs in Bangladesh, Indonesia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the University of the South Pacific, Australia, India, Nepal, and the Philippines; (2) reaching teachers of the disadvantaged--identifying disadvantaged groups and addressing the issues of access, relevance, equity, professionalism, developing teaching skills, networking, developing and producing materials, dissemination of materials, and evaluation; (3) national follow-up plans of action; and (4) regional co-operation. A list of the names and addresses of the 14 workshop attendees is appended. (ALF)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, Distance Education, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Material Development, Networks, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers: Asia; Pacific Region; Strategic Planning