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Learning in nowhere: individualism in correspondence education in 1938 and 1950

Learning in nowhere: individualism in correspondence education in 1938 and 1950 This article seeks to investigate the individualistic ideas, practices, and student identities that developed in correspondence education in the mid twentieth century. In doing so a number of questions about the individualistic pedagogy and identities in correspondence education are posed. How was individualism to be achieved? What pedagogic practices were used? Who could students learn from? What was the desired identity of the students? How were the student’s material circumstances understood? In attempting to answer these questions the article aims to increase understanding of the individual pedagogy and the construction of the ‘independent learner’ at work in correspondence education during its golden age. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Education Review Emerald Publishing

Learning in nowhere: individualism in correspondence education in 1938 and 1950

History of Education Review , Volume 38 (1): 11 – Jun 24, 2009

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0819-8691
DOI
10.1108/08198691200900003
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Abstract

This article seeks to investigate the individualistic ideas, practices, and student identities that developed in correspondence education in the mid twentieth century. In doing so a number of questions about the individualistic pedagogy and identities in correspondence education are posed. How was individualism to be achieved? What pedagogic practices were used? Who could students learn from? What was the desired identity of the students? How were the student’s material circumstances understood? In attempting to answer these questions the article aims to increase understanding of the individual pedagogy and the construction of the ‘independent learner’ at work in correspondence education during its golden age.

Journal

History of Education ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 24, 2009

Keywords: Individualism; Student identities; Correspondence education; Pedagogy

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