Out-of-School Children: A Contemporary View from the Pacific Island Countries of the Commonwealth
This publication on out-of-school-children (OOSC) in the Pacific is a timely and important contribution to consider interventions to ameliorate educational disparities in the region. A contemporary view of the nine Pacific Island Countries (PICs) that are also members of the Commonwealth are captured as distinct case studies in the publication. These states have made some progress in strengthening their education systems and enabling more children to enrol in school, yet universal access remains elusive. Open schooling, broadly defined as utilising flexible approaches to learning based on the principles of open and distance learning, is presented as a means to reach more young people seeking learning opportunities in these PICs.
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Addressing the Learning Needs of Out-of-School Children and Youths through the Expansion of Open Schooling Mays, Tony; Singh, Rajiv Kumar (2020-12)At any one time, about 300 million children of school going age are not in school. Experience indicates that when schooling is disrupted, whether by a pandemic, a natural disaster or other reasons, not all children return ...
Using a Constructivist Approach to Develop Self-Learning Materials and Promote Learner Engagement for Out-Of-School Children in Sri Lanka Wanniarachchi, Nanda (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)Addressing the issue of access to quality education is a matter of urgency, and yet the formal education system has not tended to provide education for all. For out-of school children, therefore, distance and open learning ...
Supporting Community Learning with Digital Technologies and Knowledge for Societal Development: Open and Distance Learning to Educate Rural Farmers by Enhanced Blended Learning Management System through School ICT Laboratory in Malaysia Lee, Tan Luck (2010-11)Purpose – This research was attempted to examine the feasibility of open and distance learning on educating rural farmers in improving the quality of their knowledge and upgrading their livelihood through the school ICT ...
A Baseline Study on Technology-Enabled Learning in the Commonwealth Pacific Island Countries: Report Vaa, Leatuaolevao R (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-11)This report presents an overview of the developments related to technology-enabled learning in the nine Commonwealth countries of the Pacific as in June 2015. The author provides in-depth analyses of specific country ...
School Networking in the Pacific Island States: An environmental scan and plan for the establishment of schoolnets for the Pacific island states Brandjes, Denis (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2002)This report is the result of a study focused on the establishment and promotion of school networking agencies (schoolnets) in the Pacific island states. The Commonwealth of Learning, based in Vancouver, Canada, commissioned ...