International Distance Education Term Paper by Nicky

International Distance Education
A brief discussion of the role of distance education in promoting economic growth in developing nations.
# 128774 | 815 words | 2 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 08, 2010 in Education (General) , Economics (Globalization)

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This paper argues that providing access to education in poor regions stimulates the economies and provides the population with technological tools. The paper examines how distance education has been integral to promoting economic growth and development in China, Brazil and Korea. The paper also notes two strengths of the Chinese system; it is highly centralized and efficient, and also accounts for regional differences such as language and culture. In addition, the paper looks at the role of wealthy nations and global trade agencies in ensuring equal access to education, and contends that distance education has not yet reached its full potential in helping poor countries catch up to their wealthier counterparts.

From the Paper:

"Distance education is already proving itself to be a valuable resource in developing nations like Brazil and China. Moore & Kearsley (2005) note the role of distance education in providing poor citizens in the hinterlands of large nations with access to modern educational tools and curriculum. The national systems of distance education like those in China, Brazil, and Korea remain focused on the immediate economic and labor market needs. Distance education could take its role one step further in developing nations to help citizens become more competitive on the global market."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Moore, M. & Kearsley, G. (2005). "The Global Span of Distance Education." Chapter 11, in Distance Education: A Systems View. Thomson/Wadsworth.
  • Polycom (2008). Students Study Climate Change in Antarctica and Visit NASA Space Centers During National Distance Learning Week. Press Release. Market Watch. Retrieved Nov 18, 2008 from{BCDE117F-3581-45DC-A60A-63E46B7A073B}

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