ERIC Number: ED464234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attitude Change, Caregivers, Case Studies, Change Agents, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Attitudes, Family Financial Resources, Family Relationship, Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, One Parent Family, Outcomes of Education, Personal Narratives, Postsecondary Education, Quality of Life, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Time Management, Trend Analysis, Womens Education
For full text: http://www.col.org/resources/publications/BraveNew.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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