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ERIC Number: ED016184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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SURVEY STUDY OF CORRESPONDENCE DROPOUTS AND CANCELLATIONS.
SLOAN, DENVER
TO DETERMINE WHY ONE-THIRD OF THE STUDENTS ENROLLING IN CORRESPONDENCE WORK DURING ANY CALENDAR YEAR DO NOT COMPLETE THE COURSES AND TO ELICIT SUGGESTIONS FOR REDUCING THE NUMBER OF DROPOUTS AND CANCELLATIONS, QUESTIONNAIRES WERE MAILED TO 762 CORRESPONDENCE STUDY DROPOUTS. DATA FROM THE 135 QUESTIONNAIRES RETURNED ARE TABULATED IN THIS STUDY. DEGREE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT WERE REASONS MOST OFTEN CITED FOR ENROLLMENT. THE MAJOR REASON FOR NON-COMPLETION WAS LACK OF TIME. IN COMPARING RESIDENCE AND CORRESPONDENCE INSTRUCTION, RESPONDENTS THOUGHT CORRESPONDENCE STUDY WAS MORE WORK AND LESS INTERESTING, BECAUSE OF LACK OF CLASSROOM CONTACT. RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON THE STUDY ARE THAT--(1) CORRESPONDENCE STUDY GUIDES HAVE A VARIETY OF ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDING MORE THOUGHT-PROVOKING QUESTIONS, (2) INSTRUCTORS OFFER MORE SUGGESTIONS AND CRITICISMS BY REGISTERING COMMENTS ON ASSIGNMENTS RETURNED TO STUDENTS, (3) PROVISION BE MADE FOR TIME EXTENSIONS, (4) LESS WRITING BE REQUIRED IN ASSIGNMENT PREPARATION, (5) MORE NON-TECHNICAL COURSES BE MADE AVAILABLE BY CORRESPONDENCE, AND (6) APPLICANTS FOR CORRESPONDENCE STUDY BE SCREENED. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington.
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