Mongolia in transition: a role for distance education?

Mongolia in transition: a role for distance education?

Mongolia is experiencing severe economic problems which are eroding its education system as well as reducing the living standards of many. Like former Communist countries in Eastern Europe, Mongolia is seeking new ways of meeting urgent needs for education and training with very limited resources. Can distance education play a role? How feasible would it be?

This paper examines these questions, outlines the circumstances which are leading to the introduction of distance education in Mongolia and describes some new initiatives.

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