ERIC Number: ED481077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Open Classroom: Distance Learning In and Out of Schools. Open and Distance Learning Series.
Bradley, Jo, Ed.
This collection of essays, which is separated into 4 sections, concerns open and distance learning at school level, or grades K-12. The first section, "The Knowledge Society," includes the following chapters: "Classroom Open Learning: A Case of Old Wine in New Bottles?" (Jenkins); "Living and Learning in the Information Age: From the School to e-school to No School?" (Paine); and "The Economics of Open Learning and Distance Learning in Primary and Secondary Schools" (Bakia). The second section, "Audiences," includes the following chapters: "From Government Correspondence Schools to Parastatal Colleges of Open Learning: Out-of-school Secondary Education at a Distance in Central and Southern Africa" (Dodds); "EFECOT [European Federation for the Education of the Children of Occupational Travellers]: Supporting the Travelling Tradition" (Marks); and "Open Learning and Distance Education for Displaced Populations" (Brophy). The third section, "Methods," includes the following chapters: "Distance Learning in India with Open Schools" (Panda, Garg); "Reflections on Open Schooling and National Policy in South Africa" (Butcher); and "Education by Television: Telecurso 2000" (de Araujo e Oliveira et al.). The fourth section, "The Future," includes the following chapters: "E-learning and the Development of Open Classes for Rural Students in Atlantic Canada" (Stevens); "Virtual High Schools in the United States; Current Views, Future Visions" (Roblyer); and "From Distance Education to e-learning: The Organization of Open Classes at Local, Regional and National Levels" (Stevens, Moffatt). The volume concludes with a conclusion entitled "Open Classrooms and Globalization: Connections and Reflections" (Spronk). All articles include substantial references. (MO)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Correspondence Schools, Distance Education, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Television, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Globalization, Information Technology, Lifelong Learning, Open Education, Partnerships in Education, Special Needs Students, Student Mobility, Telecourses, Virtual Classrooms
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Canada; India; New Zealand; United Kingdom; United States