ERIC Number: EJ829736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
The National Home Study Council, 1926-1942
Hampel, Robert L.
American Journal of Distance Education, v23 n1 p4-19 Jan 2009
As enrollments in correspondence schools soared in the early twentieth century, unethical practices marred the reputation of this type of learning. Prominent schools created the National Home Study Council in 1926 to combat the proliferation of sham schools. At the same time, council members knew that the better schools also needed to change their advertising, sales, and collections. Analysis of the transcripts of annual meetings traces these pioneering efforts to enhance correspondence schools.
Descriptors: Correspondence Schools, Home Study, Content Analysis, Marketing, Educational History, Distance Education, National Organizations, Public Relations, Vocational Education, Transcripts (Written Records)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A