ERIC Number: ED061897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Credit By Examination. Proceedings from Workshops in the West 1971.
Altman, Robert A., Ed.; And Others
Credit by examination is essentially the awarding of credit for theoretical knowledge gained outside traditional classroom situations. The examination provides the basis for the kinds and numbers of credits awarded. Programs in credit by examination are innovative because they recognize that people do indeed learn, either purposefully or incidentally, through their life experiences and, in doing so, should be afforded the alternative of receiving formal credit and, in some cases, credentials for that learning. This document comprises a series of papers that were presented at 3 workshops held on the subject of credit by examination in Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Los Angeles during 1971. The papers demonstrate applications of credit by examination to several areas of continuing and higher education. In demonstrating these applications, the papers bring together viewpoints of persons who are engaged in meeting the needs of different segments of society. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Denver, CO.; Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.