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ERIC Number: ED015367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 1
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THE LONDON EXTERNAL DEGREE SYSTEM, ORIGINS AND PRESENT PROBLEMS.
CHARNLEY, A.H.
FORMAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR BRITISH ADULTS PURSUING DEGREE COURSES BY HOME STUDY RESTS LARGELY WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON. ALTHOUGH ABOUT 1,000 STUDENTS ARE BEING TAUGHT AT INSTITUTIONS COOPERATING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, THE MAJOR GROUPS ARE THE HOME STUDENTS (OVER 20,000) AND THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS (OVER 4,000). BRITISH EXTERNAL STUDENTS IN LECTURE COURSES IN TECHNICAL COLLEGES AND OTHER HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS HAVE A LIMITED CHOICE OF COURSES, AND BOTH BRITISH AND OVERSEAS CORRESPONDENCE STUDENTS ARE HANDICAPPED BY DEPENDENCE ON WRITTEN MATERIALS WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF ORAL QUESTIONING, DISCUSSION, OR CONTACTS WITH FELLOW STUDENTS AND WITH SPECIALISTS. CANDIDATES PURSUING PRIVATE STUDY NUMBERED FEWER (1,811) THAN THE CORRESPONDENCE GROUP (3,649) OR THE LECTURE GROUP (11,233). IMPROVED SERVICE TO SUCH GROUPS REQUIRES WIDER DISTRIBUTION OF TEACHING AND EXAMINING RESPONSIBILITY AMONG OTHER UNIVERSITIES, AND THE CREATION OF STRONG CENTRAL AUTHORITY TO SUPERVISE CORRESPONDENCE COURSES IN BRITAIN AND OVERSEAS. (INCLUDED ARE REGISTRATION STATISTICS FOR SPECIFIC DEGREE PROGRAMS, FOR FIRST DEGREE HOME, OVERSEAS, AND SPECIAL STUDENTS, AND FOR RESPECTIVE METHODS OF STUDY.) THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN HOME STUDY, NUMBER 3, NOVEMBER 1967. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: National Extension Coll., Cambridge (England).
Identifiers: GREAT BRITAIN; University of London (England)