ERIC Number: ED049404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Report of an Inspection of the National Extension College, Cambridge.
A former member of Her Majesty's Inspectorate spent nearly a year in analyzing the work of the National Extension College and in subjecting it to the most rigorous tests he could devise; as far as known, this was the first such inspection to take place in England. He found it to be a serious educational institution with well qualified tutors. The written O and A courses are well-designed to lead students who persevere to success in the examination, but they are much more than this. As preparation through home study for university work they could hardly be bettered. The college is making a valuable contribution to adult education; it is meeting a demand for quality and charging fees and paying salaries in line with offering a service of quality by people who must be putting the importance of the work before their own material advantage. Had the college more money, it might use it to provide more financial assistance to students, more meetings among tutors and between tutors and students, more remuneration of course writers, tutors, and headquarters staff to keep pace with the rising cost of living, a small increase in the staff, and an extension of the office to allow rather more privacy. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Correspondence Schools, Correspondence Study, Educational Quality, Facilities, Inspection, Reports, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications, Teachers, Test Results
The National Extension College, Cambridge, England (6 shillings)
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Authoring Institution: National Extension Coll., Cambridge (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain; National Extension College (England)