Distance Education for Teacher Training

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Acknowledgements

This book has benefited from extensive support and advice from many colleagues at the Commonwealth of Learning and the Commonwealth Secretariat: it is a pleasure to acknowledge their help here. It has also been helped by comments that were both encouraging and critical from many other friends both of the editor and of the authors of individual chapters. Errors, omissions and misinterpretations that remain are the responsibility of the editor.

We are grateful for the funding that made possible the production of the book. This was provided by the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth of Learning, the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Coope-ration, UNESCO, which contributed to the case study on Nepal, and the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank, whose funding enabled us to commission the study of the University of Lagos. We are also grateful to the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the United States Agency for International Development for permission to use in Chapter 5 material that had appeared in a different form in their BRIDGES research report series.

Opinions in the text are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the view of the Commonwealth Secretariat or of the Commonwealth of Learning.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • 1 - The Context 1
  • Pre-Service Initial Training of Teachers 19
  • 2 - Tanzania's Distance-Teaching Programme 21
  • References 41
  • 3 - The Zimbabwe Integrated Teacher Education Course 42
  • References 65
  • In-Service Initial Training of Teachers 67
  • 4 - Logos II in Brazil 69
  • 5 - Teacher Upgrading in Sri Lanka and Indonesia 95
  • References 132
  • 6 - Radio Education in Nepal 136
  • References 187
  • 7 - The National Teachers' Institute, Nigeria 196
  • 8 - The Primary Teachers' Orientation Course, Allama Iqbal Open University 228
  • Continuing Education 259
  • 9 - Educating Teachers at a Distance in Australia: Some Trends 261
  • 10 - Teacher Education at the Open University 287
  • 11 - The External Degree Programme at the University of Nairobi 316
  • References 341
  • 12 - The Correspondence and Open Studies Institute, University of Lagos 349
  • Notes 377
  • Quality, Effectiveness and Costs 379
  • 13 - The Costs 381
  • 14 - The Effects 391
  • Bibliography 405
  • Index 408
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