Originally published in 1988. This book provides an overview of women’s experience, access and needs in distance education. It includes contributions on distance learning programmes in Holland, Canada, the South Pacific, West Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Kenta, Great Britain, India, Papua New Guinea, Sweden and Turkey. Within this diversity are common international themes on the nature of the educational process for women in distance learning, whether the subject is building construction or art teaching. The incorporation of a historical perspective and an evaluation of the prospects for the future contextualises the descriptions of the ways in which women are currently re-defining themselves through distance education around the world.
Table of Contents
Preface. Foreword Elizabeth Burge Part 1: Introduction 1. Naming the Problem Karlene Faith Part 2: The Gender Factor in Distance Education 2. Canada: The West Coast June Sturrock 3. Gender-Related Patterns in Choice of Major Subject or Degree Course at FernUniversität (West Germany) Christine von Prümmer and Ute Rossié 4. Women as Distance Learners in Israel Yael Enoch 5. Teaching Art at a Distance in New Zealand Jeanne Macaskill 6. Distance Education as a Means of Enhancing Self-Esteem Among Adult Female Students in Sweden Birgitta Willén 7. Atlantic Canada Perspectives Diana R. Carl, Erin M. Keough and Lorraine Y. Bourque Part 3: Issues of Equity 8. Women in Papua New Guinea: Distance Education as a Means for Educational Advancement Angela Mandie-Filer 9. Female Imagery in Course Materials: Kenya I. Barbara Matiru and Debbie Gachuhi 10. Women in Distance Education at the University of the South Pacific Marjorie Crocombe, Joan Teaiwa, Arlene Griffen, Ruby Va’a, Eileen Tuimaleali’ifano, Penelope Schoeffel and Adi Davila Toganivalu 11. The Indian Experience Gomathi Mani, Kamalini H. Bhansali and Jyoti H. Trivedi 12. By Print and Post: Vocational Training for Isolated Women (Australia) Paulene Heiler and Wendy Richards 13. Women in Turkey and the Potential for Open Learning Ülkü S. Köymen 14. Problems and Possibilities: Canadian native Women in Distance Education Barbara Spronk and Donna Radtke 15. Negotiating a New Model for Aboriginal Teacher Education: ANTEP – A Case Study (Australia) Leone Furler and Carol Scott Part 4: Facing New Challenges 16. A Reconsideration of the Attraction of the Dutch Open University for Female Students Jo Boon and Gerry Joosten 17. Towards a More Women-Centred Approach for Distance Education Curriculum (The Netherlands) Nelly Oudshoorn 18. Extramural Teaching and Women’s Studies: "Women in Society" Course (New Zealand) Shelagh Cox and Bev James 19. Sowing Seeds: Initiatives for Improving the Representation of Women (United Kingdom) Gill Kirkup Part 5: Pioneers in Distance Education 20. Bridging the Gap: The Contributions of Individual Women to the Development of Distance Education to 1976 Diana R. Carl