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ERIC Number: ED317837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Broadcasting and Distance Education as a Strategy for Revitalizing Education of the Disadvantaged.
Sharma, Motilal
For developing nations, education can equalize opportunities, especially for the deprived and disadvantaged, and therefore must be delivered with efficiency and quality. Conventional ways of spreading education are proving to be inadequate in the face of rapidly expanding populations. There is a marked need to supplement formal schooling with nonformal education, distance education, and out-of-school education. Education for the complete person should be the goal. New systems of education must be developed to promote self-reliance, encourage community participation, and strengthen positive humanism for the goals of improving the quality of life and developing peace. A silent revolution in education is taking place all over the world as distance education emerges as an alternative system. Perhaps the most important group to target are illiterates because their numbers are increasing and because literacy can be linked to vocational education. Through the use of new communications technology, access to good educational programs on most subjects can be greatly extended to large audiences in rural areas. Broadcasting can play a special role in alleviating high unemployment and underemployment, low economic performance, erosion of national cultures and deterioration of national values, the search for peace, the deprivation of opportunities for women, and continuing neglect of the rural disadvantaged. To implement a comprehensive approach to developing distance education in the Philippines, the University of Life can be converted to a National Open University of the Philippines, acting as a national resource center for distance and nonformal education and a center for educational development and broadcasting. Networks of regional campuses can also be set up. (CML)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines