ERIC Number: ED040318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Public Supervision of Correspondence Courses: The Harmonization of Legislation.
Sloos, Isaac J.
A beginning has been made in Europe to put private correspondence schools under state supervision of standards; Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, and Norway have passed legislation to provide for state inspection of teacher qualification, course content, publicity, travelling salesmen, examinations, and costs to students. In some other countries there are inadequate private regulatory bodies (United Kingdom) or incomplete government supervision (Italy). Malpractices continue to flourish and in some countries (Italy, Austria, and Switzerland) it is easy for unregulated foreign schools to operate. In France there is no regulation and the need is felt badly. The Federal Republic of Germany is in the process of setting up a central authority for supervision. Although in Sweden there is no supervision, standards are high. In Turkey, correspondence education is virtually a state monopoly; although, as yet, on a limited scale, it seems excellently organized. The harmonization of regulations governing correspondence education within the member states of the Council of Europe would improve each individual regulatory organization and protect them from infiltration from across borders by undesirable elements. (EB)
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Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).