ERIC Number: ED183795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
There's a School in Your Mailbox: A Book on Home Study.
Poteet, G. Howard
Divided into ten sequential chapters, this book provides a comprehensive consumer guide to home study (correspondence study). Chapters deal with educational alternatives (how to select the best training, pros and cons of home study), what can be learned through home study (yacht designing, gemology, stock market investment, military or job skills upgrading), how one learns (including sample assignments, tests, materials handling, and central site training), profiles of four home study instructors, and student opinions and experiences with home study. The four final chapters deal with how to's: evaluating schools before enrolling, enrollment procedures, effective home learning practices, and getting satisfaction from what has been learned. An annotated list of 100 accredited correspondence schools is appended. (MEK)
Descriptors: Adults, Careers, Correspondence Schools, Correspondence Study, Guidelines, Home Study, Independent Study, Nontraditional Education, Part Time Students, Schools
National Home Study Council, 1601 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($3.50 plus $.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: McGraw-Hill Continuing Education Center, Washington, DC.; National Home Study Council, Washington, DC.
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