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ERIC Number: ED543333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1946
Pages: 50
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
High-School Credit and Diplomas through Examinations and Out-Of-School Experiences. Bulletin, 1946, No. 7
Segel, David
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
The impact of the war and its sudden ending has increased the need for educational readjustment work among veterans and industrial workers who desire more secondary education or need high-school credit or diplomas as prerequisites for entering various occupations or for further training. In an effort to ascertain what policies were being put into operation, in the fall of 1945 the Office of Education sent an inquiry to all State departments of public instruction asking them to submit data and literature concerning the plans which had been developed or which were being formulated for evaluation of training and experience secured in activities of out-of-school nature. Most materials submitted bear recent dates (1944-1946). Although many of the new regulations and recommendations for equivalency of high school credit noted in this bulletin are primarily intended for veterans, there is growing out of this experience a realization that for those who have passed secondary school age there must be set up a means for evaluating educational experiences and training which have not come about through attendance for 120 clock hours in a classroom. The problem is how to liberalize the basis for granting credit and still make certain that credit is granted only for equivalent competency. It is not a matter of replacing the Carnegie unit, but rather of finding defensible alternatives for it. Part I, General Considerations, provides an overview of the topic and a supplementary explanation of some items of state by state description of provisions for credit and diplomas for out-of-school experiences. Part II, Summary of Laws, Regulations and Recommendations, by States, covers the 48 States and District of Columbia. Appended is information pertaining to service records, and a brief reference list. (Contains 19 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, US Office of Education (ED)