Distance Teaching for the Third World: The Lion and the Clockwork Mouse, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Distance Teaching for the Third World

The Lion and the Clockwork Mouse, 1st Edition

By Michael Young, Hilary Perraton, Janet Jenkins, Tony Dodds


260 pages

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This reissue, first published in 1980, is based on the experiences of the International Extension College in developing distance teaching. The volume begins by reviewing the world problems of educational quality and quantity, and then examines the ways in which print, broadcasts and group study have been used to train teachers, to improve classroom education, to teach by correspondence out of school, and to support rural development. It then considers how that experience can be used, perhaps by creating a network of radio colleges, to supplement and extend existing schools and colleges. Finally, the book includes a descriptive and annotated bibliography of over 100 distance teaching projects in 65 third world countries.

Table of Contents

1. Impasse? 2. Learning How to Teach 3. Classroom Support 4. Correspondence Courses 5. Rural Development 6. Could it all be Changed? 7 . Towards the barefoot Technologist

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Development

Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study for modern social science.

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