ERIC Number: ED054737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Great Britain's Open University: First Chance, Second Chance, or Last Chance?
Eurich, Nell; Schwenkmeyer, Barry
Great Britain's Open University, through a unique blend of television, radio, correspondence courses, and local study centers, proposes to offer any adult seeking higher education the chance to earn a degree equal in quality to those from the best British universities, and at a cost to the nation and the student far below standard forms of instruction. This report discusses: (1) the creation of the Open University; (2) how it functions, in terms of admission requirements (one has to be at least 21), degrees, governance, organization and staff, and grading; (3) the planning of course methods and materials; (4) the development of foundation courses in mathematics, science, social sciences and the humanities; (5) the University's finances in terms of costs to students and costs to the nation; (6) the composition of the student body; and (7) the effect of the Open University on higher education in Great Britain. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.