ERIC Number: ED346823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Case Study: A Distance Education Contribution to a Social Strategy To Combat Poverty: Open University Community Education Courses in Glasgow.
Farnes, N. C.
This project located in Glasgow, Scotland, is concerned with the use of distance teaching for a non-formal community education program that is a component of a social change strategy to combat poverty. The study shows that the use of distance learning courses in non-formal community education is successful in attracting, at a reasonable cost per student, many who are economically and educationally disadvantaged. Participation in these courses leads to improvements in morale, strengthened social networks, better child care and nutritional habits, and further educational opportunities. Employment and community activities were also positively affected by participation. It appears that these courses are successful in contributing to the objectives of the social strategy for change. (17 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Milton Keynes (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Glasgow)