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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Out-of-School Children and Youth: A Contemporary View from Selected African Commonwealth Countries Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2022-06)This publication on out-of-school children (OOSC) in Commonwealth Africa is already informing priorities in COL’s work in open schooling. The report provides an overview of key indicators for all nineteen Commonwealth ...
Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-05-06)Address delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning to Focal Points and other contributors for the "Out of School Children: A Contemporary View from the Pacific Island Countries of the ...
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