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ERIC Number: ED464234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-895369-79-7
ISSN: N/A
Brave New Women of Asia: How Distance Education Changed Their Lives.
Kanwar, Asha S., Ed.; Taplin, Margaret, Ed.
This document consists of case studies documenting how distance education (DE) changed the lives of 23 women from the following locations: China; Hong Kong; India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; and Bangladesh. The case studies illustrate that participating in DE can benefit not only a woman herself but also her husband, children, other family members, and other women. The case study titles are as follows: "Che Zhengying: Model Worker" (Huang Danqing); "Wu Zhuhui: Sacrifice and Perserverance" (Li Yawan); "Li Rong: Community Development" (Li Yawan); "Zheng Mengqi: Constant Pursuit" (Zhang Daixia); "Mabel Tam Fung-Yi: Inspiration for Her Daughters" (Margaret Taplin); "Esther Chan Shuk-Fong: Single Parent" (Margaret Taplin); "Lydia Cheung: Overcoming Adversity" (Margaret Taplin); "Li Hong: New Immigrant" (Elaine Kwok, Margaret Taplin); "Anuradha Datt: Towards Self-Reliance" (Asha S. Kanwar); "Jyoti Mendiratta: Surmounting Barriers" (Asha S. Kanwar); "Shanta: Hopes Fulfilled" (Shobhita Jain); "Seema Pal: A Dream Realised" (Madhulika Kaushik); "Sophy: Noble Aspirations" (Mridula Rashmi Kindo); "Shahnaz Basheer: Sharing Difficulties" (Atifa Durrani); "Samina: Rising above Adversity" (Atifa Durrani); "Premaseeli Amarasinghe: Effective Time Management" (Nalini Ratnasiri); "Sujatha Seneviratne: Family Care-Giver" (Nalini Ratnasiri); "Sandhya Doluweera: Dream Realised" (Nalini Ratnasiri); "Hemamali Withanachchi: Seizing Opportunities" (Nalini Ratnasiri); "Kalpana Rani Sen: Overcoming Fears" (Monira Hossain); "Chowdhury Shamima Akter: Supportive Family" (Monira Hossain); "Mehmuda Begum: True Perseverance" (Monira Hossain); and "Kazi Tauhida Akhter: New Generation Student" (Monira Hossain). (Contains 63 references.) (MN)
For full text: http://www.col.org/resources/publications/BraveNew.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Bangladesh; China; Hong Kong; India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka