• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

In Asia, Distance Education (DE) is providing major solutions in the areas of education and training. DE methods that are standard in other parts of the world, however, have yet to demonstrate their full potential in Asia. Covering nine DE projects by 39 researchers from 13 countries, this book analyzes the DE scenario in Asia, the successes, the failures, and the reasons behind them.

This book is a unique collation of the results of studies of educational technologies across an extensive network of Asian countries. It also provides a useful snapshot of DE's development in Asia in the early years of the 21st century. The surveys reported cover different DE contexts, methodologies, and levels of generalisability, and add to the existing scholarship on the subject by providing previously unavailable, firm evidence about DE's prospects in Asia.

The contributors give important recommendations that can be translated into practical and political actions to help solve critical socio-economic problems of Asia as well as other parts of the world.

Chapter 7: Distance Education Policy and Awareness in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam§

Distance Education Policy and Awareness in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam§
Distance education policy and awareness in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam
Cambodia: DoungVuth (sub-project leader) and ChhuonChanthan
Lao PDR: SomphonePhanousith and PhonpasitPhissamay
Viet Nam: TranThiTai and VuTheBinh

Distance education (DE) is developing at different rates in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam (CLV), as may be seen from the number of distance-based programmes in the three nations, and in the extent to which national policies have been developed to support them. This report describes a PANdora project designed to:

  • survey and take stock of existing educational scenarios and problems in CLV;
  • document the CLV policies and research relating to DE practices in CLV;
  • draw appropriate learning from established DE institutions in Asia;
  • discuss recommended policies and practices with national core ...
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