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ERIC Number: ED011637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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THE ROLE OF A STATEWIDE SYSTEM OF HOME STUDY IN NEW YORK STATE, A FEASIBILITY STUDY.
LYONS, WILLIAM A.
THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED FUNDS UNDER THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT OF 1965 (TITLE V) TO INVESTIGATE THE NEED FOR A STATEWIDE HOME STUDY PROGRAM IN NEW YORK ON THE SECONDARY AND COLLEGE LEVELS. THE STUDY WILL INVESTIGATE HOW A PROGRAM OF HOME STUDY WOULD SUPPLEMENT AND STRENGTHEN EXISTING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND WILL ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE THE COST AND FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY, ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS, THE ROLE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES (USE OF RECORDS AND TAPES, PROGRAMED MATERIALS, MOBILE LIBRARIES, AND "TEL-LECTURES,"), AND CONTRACT AVAILABILITY OF PRESENT HOME STUDY COURSES. SPECIAL ATTENTION WILL BE GIVEN TO THE INSTRUCTIONAL NEEDS OF THE MATURE STUDENT. IN THE PROPOSAL THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES THE HISTORY OF HOME STUDY IN AMERICAN EDUCATION AND IN NEW YORK STATE, AND DESCRIBES HOW A HOME STUDY WORKS. THE AUTHOR POINTS OUT THAT NEW YORK STATE'S SYSTEM OF EDUCATION HAS UNIQUE FEATURES THAT COULD PROVIDE ANSWERS TO CRITICISMS OF THE EDUCATIONAL QUALITY LEVELED AT HOME STUDY EDUCATION. AMONG THESE UNIQUE FEATURES ARE THE REGENTS AND COLLEGE PROFICIENCY EXAMINATIONS TO MEASURE EDUCATIONAL QUALITY, AND STRONG EXISTING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WHICH OFFER TESTING AND GUIDANCE SERVICES TO LOWER THE HIGH DROPOUT RATE OF LEARNERS. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: New York (Albany)