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Description - Vocational Education and Training Through Open and Distance Learning by Greville Rumble

Conventional apprenticeships and older methods of professional training are not providing enough skilled workers - governments, companies and colleges are now using open and distance learning to fill these gaps. Published in association with the Commonwealth of Learning, this unique review provides detailed analysis of worldwide experiences of vocational training and distance education. It looks at recent policy and practice at different levels - from transnational programmes and national policies to institutional and programme models. Offering guidance on how distance education and new technologies are being used to support vocational education and training, this book will help senior institutional managers and policy makers to understand and appreciate: * the role distance education can play in increasing skills levels in young people and the existing workforce * the challenges in using educational technologies, and distance education to deliver vocational education and training * how to devise effective policies to meet these challenges.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415345231
ISBN-10: 0415345235
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Greville Rumble

Louise Moran is director of an education consulting practice in Australia. Greville Rumble is an independent consultant in the UK.