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About this book
This book is the first comprehensive account of developments in open and distance non-formal education in developing countries for over more than 20 years. It includes many instructive and inspiring examples of how international agencies such as UNESCO, FAO, WHO, UNICEF, USAID and the Commonwealth of Learning and national providers are using radio, TV, online and mobile learning, telecentres and other means to achieve the Education for All, Millennium Development and Sustainable Development Goals.
It describes the educational needs of the world’s most disadvantaged, vulnerable and least formally educated children, youth and adult populations, including the disabled, refugees and prisoners. It also reports on the successes, outcomes, constraints and shortcomings of using open and distance methods and technology to deliver literacy and numeracy programmes, equivalency, ‘second chance’ or alternative schooling, life skills and rural community development programmes and income generation and vocational training outside the framework of the formal education system. It concludes with suggestions for the extension and improvement of such lifelong learning.
Designed to encourage further research and development in these capacity-building practices outside the established formal system, this is a must-read for all policy-makers, managers, educators, students and researchers interested in non-formal education for individuals, families and communities in the developing world.
- Book Title Open and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries
- Series Title SpringerBriefs in Education
- Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Education
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6741-9
- Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
- Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
- eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-6740-2
- eBook ISBN 978-981-10-6741-9
- Series ISSN 2211-1921
- Series E-ISSN 2211-193X
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XX, 178
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Learning & Instruction
International and Comparative Education
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“Readers will be impressed with the wide-ranging examples of rich and often innovative ways in which ODL NFE is being used. … the book serves as both an inspiration and practical guide for those working in the non-formal education sector, especially in developing countries, be they practitioners or policy makers.” (Romeela Mohee, Journal of Learning for Development, Vol. 06 (1), 2019)