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ERIC Number: EJ725147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-1
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Combating AIDS in South Africa and Mozambique: The Role of Open, Distance, and Flexible Learning
Pridmore, Pat; Yates, Chris
Comparative Education Review, v49 n4 p490 Nov 2005
This article examines the potential for open, distance, and flexible learning (ODFL) to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people. Based on experience from a field study in Mozambique and South Africa, the authors show how ODFL can support and extend the work of existing infrastructures supporting vulnerable youth. As neighboring countries at the epicenter of the pandemic, Mozambique and South Africa have very different levels of infrastructure development but complementary experiences. These experiences may be relevant to India, China, and other countries where the pandemic is threatening to explode but is less well understood. This article is concerned with the growing number of youth affected by HIV and AIDS who are out of school, because emerging concerns about this particularly vulnerable group may initiate a broader impetus to do something for those whom the formal education system has failed. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mozambique; South Africa