ERIC Number: ED247905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The National Correspondence College of Zambia and Its Costs.
The organization of the college, its services, student learning procedures, and economic considerations are described in this report. Background information summarizes the dramatic expansion of Zambia's educational system and the country's unfulfilled demand for secondary education. Efforts of the National Correspondence College's efforts to meet this demand through secondary level correspondence courses are outlined, including its support of traditional mail correspondence through supervised study groups and radio programs. Tables illustrate the trend for an increasing proportion of students to work in supervised study group (SSG's). A 1982 radio broadcast timetable is also included. Academic staff functions are described, including correspondence course writing and revision, preparing radio broadcasts, and supervising work for part-time students. Administrative staff responsibilities are also summarized. Student home study procedures are explained, as well as work in SSG's, and a brief account of an actual SSG meeting is provided. Capital equipment and annual recurrent costs are examined and summarized in tabular form, and costs per supervised study center are estimated. Costs per student in an SSG are compared with equivalent costs in regular secondary schools, and the academic results of the two systems are compared. Seven references are listed. (LMM)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Correspondence Study, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Economic Factors, Educational Radio, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Study Centers
International Extension College, 18 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge CB2 2HN, England (2 British pounds per copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Extension Coll., Cambridge (England).
Identifiers: National Correspondence College (Zambia); Zambia