Perspectives on distance education: foreign providers in the Caribbean: pillagers or preceptors?


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The growing phenomenon of cross-border higher education (CBHE) will not help developing countries unless it is accessible, available, affordable, relevant and of acceptable quality. This publication focusses on the trends of CBHE in the Caribbean, which has its own unique characteristics. The nine commissioned case studies provide an in-depth analysis and insights into a very complex and dynamic phenomenon. Are the foreign providers in the Caribbean pillagers or preceptors? Do they threaten existing institutions or further the developmental objectives of the countries they operate in?...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Quality; Higher education; International education; Research; Equity; Teaching and learning; Outcomes

Keywords: Trend; Case study; Access to education and training; Distance education; Relevance of education and training

Geographic subjects: Central America and the Caribbean; Belize; Jamaica; Cayman Islands; Barbados; British Virgin Islands; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands

Published: Vancouver, British Columbia: Commonwealth of Learning, 2008

Physical description: xviii, 155 p.

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ISBN: 9781894975278

Statement of responsibility: [edited by] Stewart Marshall ... [et al.]

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 97.794

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