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The Distance Teaching Universities

1st Edition

Edited by Greville Rumble, Keith Harry


254 pages

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Originally published in 1982 this volume provides nine case studies of particular distance teaching universities in Canada, China, Cost Rica, Germany, Israel, Pakistan, Spain, Venezuela and the UK. These universities were mainly founded in the 1970s to teach only at a distance. The book considers the provision of distance education by universities in general and the development and characteristics of the distance teaching universities in particular. Chronicling the emergence of new university structures between 1971-1981, the book also provides an appraisal of their performance in the early years.

Table of Contents

1. Distance Teaching at University Level Desmond Keegan and Greville Rumble 2. Athabasca University, Canada Doug Shale 3. The Central Broadcasting and Television University, People's Republic of China Robert McCormick 4. The Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Cost Rica Greville Rumble 5. The Fernuniversität (Fernuniversität - Gesamthochschule-in Hagen, Germany Desmond Keegan 6. Everyman's University (Ha 'Universita Ha'Petuchah), Israel David Seligman 7. The Allam Iqbal Open University, Pakistan Alec Fleming 8. The Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain Arthur James 9. The Open University, United Kingdom Keith Harry 10. The Universidad Nacional Abierta, Venezuela Greville Rumble 11. General Characteristics of the Distance Teaching Universities Greville Rumble and Desmond Keegan 12. The DTUs: An Appraisal Desmond Keegan and Greville Rumble

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education

Against a background of profound wordwide social and economic change, the concept of lifelong learning has come increasingly into the public eye. As educators and policy-makers rethink the meaning of education, the purpose of schooling and the place of learning in our everyday lives, educational institutions are opening up to those traditionally deprived of the opportunity. The books in this set, originally published between 1979 and 1992 with many including global case studies reflect upon major issues confronting adult educators worldwide and

  • discuss the role of adult education in social and community action
  • examine the relationship between class and adult education
  • look at the concept of culture and the transmission of cultural values in relations to adult education
  • evaluate the role of adult education in reducing unemployment
  • case studies of adult education programmes in Afria, Asia and Latin America.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Distance Education & Learning