ERIC Number: ED206211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Education in Entwicklungslandern.
German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany).
Seminar and conference reports and working papers on distance education of adults, which reflect the experiences of many countries, are presented. Contents include the draft report of the 1979 International Seminar on Distance Education held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which was jointly sponsored by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the German Foundation for International Development. Conference objectives were: to analyze the experiences gained in distance education projects and to consider means of promoting international cooperation at all educational levels; to consider staff training and development in support of distance education projects; to discuss the role of the university in distance education; and to consider the possible formation of an African network of open universities. Program information is also presented on the 1979 Open University Conference on the Education of Adults at a Distance, held in Birmingham, London. Conference topics included the target populations for distance education of adults, general principles and methodology of distance education, and collaboration at national, regional, and international levels. The following working papers from the Open University conference are presented: "Distance Learning and the LDC University," by Robert H. Maybury; "The Open University System at Unam (Mexico)," by Augusto Moreno y Moreno; "Training and Education of Teachers in Higher Education in Developing Countries," by L. R. B. Elton; "The Philippine Experience in Distance Education: Case Studies in a Developing Country," by A. O. Fineza; and "IEC's Experience of International Cooperation: International Extension College." (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: German Foundation for International Development, Bonn (West Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Germany; Mexico; Philippines