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ERIC Number: ED014036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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CORRESPONDENCE COURSES IN SCHOOLS.
GUNBY, JENNI; JACKSON, BRIAN
IN A BRITISH PROJECT, 80 SCHOOLS OFFERED A SECOND CHANCE TO 381 PUPILS, BY USING CORRESPONDENCE COURSES AND TUTORIAL SERVICES FROM THE NATIONAL EXTENSION COLLEGE. THE PROGRAM INCLUDED SEPARATE OR COMBINED USE OF BROADCASTING, ON THE SPOT TEACHING, AND CORRESPONDENCE COURSES. THE COURSES WERE USED FOR--EXTENDING THE SIXTH FORM CURRICULUM, INTRODUCING NEW SUBJECTS, OFFSETTING STAFF SHORTAGES OR DEFICIENCIES, PREPARING PUPILS TO REPEAT EXAMINATIONS, TESTING NEW METHODS, AND SERVING UNUSUAL CASES OF NEED. DEFICIENCIES WERE FOUND IN THE BBC PRESENTATIONS, COURSE MATERIALS WERE NOT CLOSELY RELATED TO THE BROADCASTS, AND STUDENT EXERCISES WERE NOT SUITABLY GRADED FOR DIFFICULTY. NEVERTHELESS, THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE CORRESPONDENCE METHOD, WITH CERTAIN REFINEMENTS AND SUPPORTIVE MATERIALS AND AIDS, WILL BE WIDELY ACCEPTED AS A MEANS OF SALVAGING POTENTIAL DROPOUTS, MAKING AVAILABLE NEW COURSES, AND OTHERWISE IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. (ALSO INCLUDED ARE THE COURSES USED, THE PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS, TEACHERS' COMMENTS, A DISCUSSION OF THE HERMODS (SWEDEN) CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL SCHEME AND OTHER EXPERIENCES OVERSEAS.) THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL EXTENSION COLLEGE, SHAFTESBURY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: National Extension Coll., Cambridge (England).
Identifiers: GREAT BRITAIN; Hermods Correspondence School (Sweden); National Extension College (England); SWEDEN