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TitleA Pacific view : what role distance education?
AuthorFairbairn-Dunlop, Peggy
SubjectDistance education|Oceania
Adult education|Oceania
AbstractThis paper presents a picture of educational needs, and ways South Pacific countries are addressing these needs. It proposes that the two major educational issues facing Pacific nations as they address the task of human resource development are those relating to equity of access to quality education and training, and the appropriateness of curricula. It draws attention to the fact that the educational needs of Pacific Island states are not being and cannot be met through formal schooling systems only. Instead, Pacific communities rely heavily on ‘non-formal’ programmes provided by a large range of non-government organisations (NGOs) and ‘informal’ learning exchanges also. The challenge today is how the new and exciting developments in distance and open education can be adapted and utilised within the Pacific context.
Volume/YearDirections: Journal of Educational Studies no.31, vol.16, no.2, 1994
Collationp. 36-56 ;
Notes• Bibliography: p. 56 .
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