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Encyclopedia > Correspondence school

Correspondence schools conduct instruction by exchange of letters. Historically, this was through physical mail, but now is commonly through e-mail or other Internet-based technology. An advantage of correspondence education is the opportunity for the student to work at his or her own pace, rather than at the pace of the class. Disadvantages compared to traditional schools include lack of discussion and interaction with fellow students.

Some unaccredited schools are little more (or nothing more) than diploma mills which exist to grant pieces of paper.

The term 'correspondence school' is now seen as somewhat old fashioned. A more contemporary term is 'distance learning' or 'distance education'

External link

  • www.geteducated.com - site about distance education
  • Essay on degree mills (http://www.geteducated.com/articles/degreemills.htm) from www.geteducated.com

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The Correspondence School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (124 words)
The Correspondence School (Te Kura-a-Tuhi) is New Zealand's largest school, with 'over 20,000' students from early childhood to secondary level.
In addition to its ordinary full-time students, it provides programmes to students at other state-owned schools where a subject is unavailable, and to adults.
The school began in 1922 with 100 primary level students, expanding into secondary education in 1928 with 50 students and into early childhood education in 1976.
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