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|English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]|
Education / Pedagogy / education
|English term or phrase: school-of-the-air|
|On-line learning,school-of-the-air and other distance education schemes are examples of how young people have been provided schooling|
|Schools of the Air (clases por radio / escuelas del aire)|
Recomiendo no traducirlo hasta despues de usar el titulo en ingles.
Australians were the first to use School of the Air to educate isolated children.
Living in the large continent of Australia can mean isolation and loneliness. Children living in the vast Australian inland are often miles away from the nearest school.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) began operation in 1928 and within a few years it had established a large radio network across the outback. The network depended largely on a pedal-powered radio invented by Alfred Traeger and he and the founder of the RFDS, Reverend John Flynn, discussed other services that could be made possible using the radio.
Adelaide Miethke, an influential Adelaide schoolteacher, made the proposal for a School of the Air to be set up through the radio network and in 1950 the first lesson was broadcast. By 1956 the program had spread to New South Wales and there are now 12 Schools of the Air around Australia.
Gone are the days of the pedal radio, but School of the Air teachers still use HF (high frequency) radio to provide lessons to their students. The majority of the school curriculum is covered through correspondence lessons that teachers prepare and mail to their students. Regular telephone conversations between teacher and student are used, along with newer technologies such as email, computer links, video and the Internet.
Schools of the Air continue to provide education to isolated people, and their role is extending into adult education. As technology continues to develop, access to information is improving for people in the outback.
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|Ruth, Thank you so much for your translation, explanation and also for sharing your knowledge with me, it was very useful for my work. Really, I had no idea about this kind of schools.Your reference was very important to understand the term. Once again, Thank you. |
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escuela del aire
Note added at 2004-01-09 02:47:54 (GMT)
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