ERIC Number: ED034946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Correspondence Education Through a National Newspaper.
Clarke, R. F.
The Department of Extra-Mural Studies of Makerere University College, Uganda, experimented with developing correspondence courses in several subjects which were published in the weekly newspaper "The People" during 1967. Three 30-week courses (Communication, Elements of Government, and Economics) were included in a special supplement to the paper; the publishing of the supplement was financed mainly by a grant from the Milton Obote Foundation. Although problems were encountered with finding and holding tutors competent to mark the exercises, and with maintaining the interest of students for the length of the course, it was felt that the newspaper was an excellent instrument for exploitation in formal adult education programs, and that more courses should be initiated through the newspapers. Resident tutors assigned to specific areas of the country attempted to arrange evening classes and lectures in conjunction with or supplementary to the correspondence course; where this was possible, the face-to-face teaching experience was found to be very valuable. Results of a questionnaire completed by students indicated generally positive impressions of the program. (mf)
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Authoring Institution: Makerere Univ. Coll., Kampala (Uganda).
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Uganda