Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning Series: The contributors to the 13 chapters in this book are nationally and internationally renowned scholars in teacher education, ODL or both. Collectively, the perspectives and insights they provide – varying in a range of contexts and countries – respond to three key questions: 1) What are the intentions, forms and effects of current enactments of ODL?; 2) What are the implications of those enactments for envisaging and implementing effective, efficient and equitable teacher education?; and 3) What new perspectives on educational provision are created by the contemporary and possible future intersection between teacher education and ODL?
As readers will find, whether they are new to the topics or well familiar with them, the result is an authoritative, contemporary and thoughtful discussion of both the promise and ongoing challenges of mobilising the benefits of teacher education through ODL.