ERIC Number: ED340297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Commonwealth Student Mobility: Commitment and Resources. Commonwealth Standing Committee on Student Mobility. Fifth Report--August 1986.
Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
This report presents observations and suggestions from members of the Commonwealth Standing Committee on Student Mobility concerning the potential for collaborative initiatives in providing educational services. An assessment is provided of the last 5 years of work by the Standing Committee in improving student mobility and student access and strengthening higher education cooperation. Next, the need for collaboration in distance education and open learning is discussed and reviewed. Three recommendations for action are proposed: (1) the creation of a Commonwealth Fund for Higher Education Cooperation; (2) the need for Commonwealth cooperation in areas such as staff training, the acquisition and delivery of teaching materials, promoting and commissioning teaching materials, and local support services to students; and (3) the need for further specialist advice on the structure and working arrangements of future Commonwealth efforts in distance education and open learning. Included in the report is the opening address of the Commonwealth Secretary General. Appendices include commentary on the current status of Commonwealth student mobility, a summary of recommendations, and recent developments in selected countries. (GLR)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Administration, Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Student Mobility, Study Abroad
Education Programme, Human Resource Development Group, Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HX, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).