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Marrett, Christine; Turner, Grace
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University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre
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Open learning and adult education in Jamaica: the case of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech)
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Kingston, Jamaica
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UNESCO Office for the Caribbean
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2002
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Abstract
At the 1997 Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V), participants committed to “opening schools, colleges and universities to adult learners. . . by [inter alia] . . . creating opportunities for adult learning in flexible, open and creative ways” (UNESCO, 1997, p. 29). Through a review of the literature and university documents, interviews with key university personnel, and personal observation, the authors examine open learning in general, and approaches to, and degree of, its application in two universities in Jamaica: The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), with a view to assessing how far the commitment of CONFINTEA V has been implemented.....
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