ERIC Number: ED032459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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The London External Degree and the English Part-Time Degree Student. Leeds Studies in Adult Education, No.2.
The paper attempts to analyze the work of the London external degree and its place in the fluid system of higher and further education. Oxford and other universities have traditional extramural departments strictly concerned with non-vocational, usually non-examined, non-degree courses; London University has been serving the majority of England's part-time students. The binary system reveals two approaches: (1) colleges which are supervised by the Council of National Academic Awards responsible for forcing up standards of amenities and directing students into specific careers; (2) the training for a traditional arts degree irrespective of subsequent occupation. Areas of concern are: Technological colleges which were converted into universities are being filled by arts students; the University of the Air might do no more than overlap with the work being done by Workers' Educational Authority, other adult education centers, colleges of further education and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Sufficient investigation has not been done to properly assess the students who will be served by the University of the Air. (nl)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Degrees (Academic), Extension Education, Higher Education, Part Time Students
Leeds University Press, Leeds, England (2s 6d)
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Authoring Institution: Leeds Univ. (England).