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ERIC Number: ED027493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 276
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Correspondence Instruction in the United States; A Study of What It Is, How It Functions, and What Its Potential May Be.
MacKenzie, Ossian; And Others
Intended as a definitive study of correspondence study in the United States, this book covers its historical development, current practices, quality, fundamental characteristics, and present and possible roles in American education. Types of sponsors (the armed forces, the U.S. Armed Forces Institute, Federal government, private home study schools, universities and colleges, religious organizations, business and industry, labor unions, and associations) are covered. Flexibility, economy, and other advantages of the method are noted. The authors feel, however, that correspondence instruction is not presently fulfilling its potential; problems in such areas as financing, staffing, public acceptance, and in course planning, administration, and feedback and evaluation, are among the reasons given. The systems approach, greater cooperation among suppliers, specialized teacher training, multimedia instruction, cooperative facilities and research units, uniform accrediting and program standards, and a national examining university are cited as needed innovations, and specific recommendations for implementation are made. (Appendixes describe the questionnaire survey and list the participants.) (ly)
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