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Issues Relating to Distance Education in the Arab World

Convergence Volume 35, Number 1, ISSN 0010-8146


Distance education is not highly popular in Arab countries although it can expand educational opportunities for disadvantaged groups. Traditional philosophies of education and political issues of licensure, accreditation, and language may hinder its development. The Arab League Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization is undertaking promotion of distance education in Arab nations. (Contains 24 references.) (SK)


Alsunbul, A. (2002). Issues Relating to Distance Education in the Arab World. Convergence, 35(1), 59-81. Retrieved February 23, 2020 from .

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