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dc.date.accessioned2015-01-20T09:39:51Z
dc.date.available2015-01-20T09:39:51Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11599/183
dc.description.abstractThis 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.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCommonwealth of Learning, Vancouveren_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0en_US
dc.subjectOpen and Distance Learning (ODL)en_US
dc.titleDistance education and open learning in Sub-Saharan Africa: A literature survey on policy and practiceen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.subject.otherOpen Schoolingen_US
dc.subject.otherDistance Educationen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameUgandaen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameGhanaen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameBotswanaen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameKenyaen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameSouth Africaen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameNamibiaen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameZambiaen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameMauritiusen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameMozambiqueen_US
dc.coverage.placeNameNigeriaen_US
dc.contributor.corporateSouth African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE)en_US


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