Distance education and open learning in Sub-Saharan Africa: A literature survey on policy and practice

dc.contributor.corporate South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Uganda en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Ghana en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Botswana en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Kenya en_US
dc.coverage.placeName South Africa en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Namibia en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Zambia en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Mauritius en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Mozambique en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Nigeria en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-20T09:39:51Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-20T09:39:51Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.description.abstract This report is a review of the literature on current developments and prospects in the field of open and distance learning in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Education is seen as a major impetus behind fundamental change or transformation in many societies. This transformation is multi-dimensional in the sense that changes occur across various domains, including the political, cultural, social, economic, individual (intellectual) and technological. In modern Sub-Saharan African societies, the major agent effecting the process of education has been the traditional education system, whose distinguishing features are face-to-face interaction between teachers and learners, structured courses of study, fixed locations for learning, fixed time-tables and a system of certification. Many nations throughout SSA have realised the paramount significance of this formal education, and have made very serious efforts to provide human and material resources for the purposes of educating the citizenry in this way. However, for various important reasons that fall outside of the scope of this report, none of the countries in SSA have fulfilled the promise of providing education to the entire population through the conventional education system. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/183
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 en_US
dc.subject Open and Distance Learning (ODL) en_US
dc.subject.other Open Schooling en_US
dc.subject.other Distance Education en_US
dc.title Distance education and open learning in Sub-Saharan Africa: A literature survey on policy and practice en_US
dc.type Report en_US
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