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.

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chapter 1|16 pages

Naming the Problem

ByKarlene Faith

part |102 pages

The Gender Factor in Distance Education

chapter 2|14 pages

Canada: The West Coast

ByJune Sturrock

chapter 3|28 pages

Gender-Related Patterns in Choice of Major Subject or Degree Course at FernUniversitÄt

ByChristine von Prümmer, Ute Rossié

chapter 4|15 pages

Women as Distance Learners in Israel

ByYael Enoch

chapter 5|11 pages

Teaching Art at a Distance in New Zealand

ByJeanne Macaskill

chapter 7|14 pages

Atlantic Canada Perspectives

ByDiana R. Carl, Erin M. Keough, Lorraine Y. Bourque

part |127 pages

Issues of Equity

chapter 9|15 pages

Female Imagery in Course Materials: Kenya

ByI. Barbara Matiru, Debbie Gachuhi

chapter 10|16 pages

Women in Distance Education at the University of the South Pacific

ByMarjorie Crocombe, Joan Teaiwa, Arlene Griffen, Ruby Va’a, Eileen Tuimaleali’ifano, Penelope Schoeffel, Adi Davila Toganivalu

chapter 11|16 pages

The Indian Experience

ByGomathi Mani, Kamalini H. Bhansali, Jyoti H. Trivedi

chapter 12|15 pages

By Print and Post: Vocational Training for Isolated Women

ByPaulene Heiler, Wendy Richards

chapter 13|9 pages

Women in Turkey and the Potential for Open Learning

Byülkü S. Köymen

chapter 14|15 pages

Problems and Possibilities: Canadian Native Women in Distance Education

ByBarbara Spronk, Donna Radtke

chapter 15|19 pages

Negotiating a New Model for Aboriginal Teacher Education: Antep—a Case Study

ByLoene Furler, Carol Scott

part |64 pages

Facing New Challenges

chapter 17|11 pages

Towards a More Women-Centred Approach for Distance Education Curriculum

ByNelly Oudshoorn

chapter 18|12 pages

Extramural Teaching and Women’s Studies: “Women in Society” Course

ByShelagh Cox, Bev James

part |25 pages

Pioneers in Distance Education