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Otto Peters on Distance Education : The Industrialization of Teaching and Learning - Desmond Keegan

Otto Peters on Distance Education

The Industrialization of Teaching and Learning

By: Desmond Keegan (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th April 1994
ISBN: 9780415103848
Number Of Pages: 272

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Otto Peters' theory of distance education as the most industrialized form of education is the most original and far-reaching analysis of this field yet produced. He is generally recognized as the leading authority on the subject.
This book brings together the best of Peters' work, most of which has not been previously available in the English language. Drawing on German sociologists and philosophers of education, from Weber and T$m$onnies to Heimann and Schultz, Peters builds up an impressive analysis of the advantages and defects of the industrialization of education. The essays in this collection cover the historical development of teaching and learning at a distance, from the correspondence schools of the 1950s through to distance education in the post-industrial societies of today. The book also includes a fascinating account of Peters' central role in the foundation and running of the Fern Universit$m$at, the German Open University.

Introductionp. 1
Distance education by correspondence schoolsp. 27
University-level distance educationp. 36
Models of university-level distance educationp. 46
Didactic analysisp. 57
Distance education and industrial production: a comparative interpretation in outlinep. 107
Distance education: a historical, sociological and anthropological interpretationp. 128
The concept of the Fernuniversitatp. 173
The Fernuniversitat after ten yearsp. 179
The iceberg has not yet melted: further reflections on the concept of industrialization and distance teachingp. 195
Understanding distance educationp. 210
Distance education in a post-industrial societyp. 220
Conclusionp. 241
Appendix: Major publications on distance education by Otto Petersp. 253
Author indexp. 255
Subject indexp. 258
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ISBN: 9780415103848
ISBN-10: 0415103843
Series: Lancaster Pamphlets
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 14th April 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1