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|Newly Published Book|
|Monday, 24 May 2010 15:46|
Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers: Achieving Education for All
Recently, the OUC Publishing House has joined hands with the British publishing company Routledge in making a simultaneous global recommendation for Sir John Daniel's new book Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers: Achieving Education for All.
Sir John shows us in this book how to use distance education to popularise and expand school education to achieve education for all, shares with readers the practice, experience and lessons in advancing education for all by way of distance education all over the world, and makes an analysis of the potential value and significance of distance education from the perspective of making the school education universal and popular.
Nearly one third of the book focuses on introducing readers to case studies of innovatory educational systems and modes with modern information technology and distance education from all over the world. Readers can review every corner of the world with Sir John Daniel, learning and examining the practices of educational reform and innovation in different countries, to share valuable successful experiences and to learn lessons on what works and what does not.
On the occasion of the promulgation of the National Outline for Long- and Mid-term Educational Reform and Development (2010-2020), the contents of Sir John's book coincides with the idea of the Outline in promoting urban-rural education integration and realising a balanced educational development.
Introduction to the Writer:
The writer, Sir John Daniel, is a well-known expert in the field of international distance education. He successively obtained Bachelor's Degree in Metallurgy at Oxford University; Doctor's Degree in Metallurgy and degree in Educational Technology at Paris University. He had worked as Assistant Director-General for Education of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). He is an outstanding leader, policy maker, and administrative head in the Western society of higher education, as well as a practitioner and theoretical researcher in the international open and distance education. He had worked for the Canadian society of higher education for a long time. He acted successively as Vice-President of Athabasca University, Vice-rector of Concordia University, President of Laurentian University of Canada, President of International Council for Distance Education, Vice-Chancellor with full-time executive responsibility of the Open University of UK, President of the Commonwealth of Learning. He was knighted the honorary title Sir John Daniel by the Queen of UK in 1994.
Book Review from the World Bank:
—The World Bank