ERIC Number: ED246895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary Education at a Distance. IEC Broadsheets on Distance Learning No. 12.
One of a series offering practical advice and information on distance teaching, this broadsheet focuses on the ways in which distance teaching can support, expand, and change secondary education. Traditional criticisms of secondary schools are examined, including their irrelevancy, inefficiency, and inequity. Issues of distance education curriculum, expansion, and quality are first viewed by considering the ideas of several visionary reformers: (1) Henry Morris, who reorganized education in Cambridgeshire; (2) Francisco Villen Lucena, who set up Radio ECCA in the Canary Islands; (3) H. Rex Lee, who saw television as a tool to reform education in American Samoa; (4) the National Christian Council of Kenya, who developed village polytechnics; and (5) Patrick van Rensburg, who established the Brigade movement in Botswana. Three models for providing face-to-face support for distance education programs are examined, with specific examples based on the type of program involved, i.e., students working primarily at home, alternative schools which use mass media to offer secondary qualifications, or use of mass media to raise educational quality within a school. Examples describe face-to-face support systems for each model. Summary statements on the successes and failures of distance education, conclusions, and a 34-item reference list are included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Extension Coll., Cambridge (England).