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ERIC Number: ED016192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1957
Pages: 34
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Reference Count: 0
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CORRESPONDENCE STUDY DEPARTMENT, A HISTORICAL SKETCH.
HANSEN, F. LLOYD
THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRESPONDENCE STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA STRESSED LIBERAL ARTS CREDIT COURSES DURING ITS EARLY PERIOD. EXCEPT DURING 1933-37, GROWTH BETWEEN 1913 AND 1953 WAS RAPID AND QUITE CONSISTENT, RISING FROM 83 REGISTRATIONS IN 1913-14 TO 3,458 IN 1952-53. TEACHERS, COLLEGE GRADUATES, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PREPARING FOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS SEEKING EXTRA CREDITS, TECHNICAL AND SEMIPROFESSIONAL WORKERS, PRISONERS, MILITARY PERSONNEL (IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES INSTITUTE DURING 1941-47 AND UNDER THE GI BILL SINCE 1946) HAVE COMPRISED THE MAJOR CLIENTELE. THE PROGRAMS FOR SERVICEMEN AND AN EXPERIMENT WITH EDUCATIONAL RADIO PROVED LESS THAN SUCCESSFUL, BUT OTHER EFFORTS, INCLUDING A 1955 SERIES OF TELEVISED COURSES IN CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, HAVE SHOWN GREAT SUCCESS. ANALYSES OF CORRESPONDENCE RECORDS OVER THE YEARS HAVE SHOWN, AMONG OTHER THINGS, AN OVERALL COMPLETION RATE OF OVER 50 PERCENT), AN AVERAGE COMPLETION TIME OF 28 WEEKS PER COURSE, AND A PREDOMINANCE OF CREDIT STUDENTS AND THOSE WITH ADVANCED ACADEMIC STANDING. (ALSO INCLUDED ARE A CHART AND TWO TABLES, COURSE AND CREDIT, CHIEF ADMINISTRATORS, ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY, AND PROPOSED AREAS FOR EXPANDED USE OF UNIVERSITY CORRESPONDENCE STUDY.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. General Extension Div.
Identifiers: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA