Otto Peters on Distance Education: The Industrialization of Teaching and Learning / Edition 1

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Otto Peters on Distance Education brings together the best of Peters' work, most of which has not been previously available in English. Drawing on German sociologists and philosophers of education, from Weber and Tonnies 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 Universitat, the German Open University.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Distance education by correspondence schools 27
2 University-level distance education 36
3 Models of university-level distance education 46
4 Didactic analysis 57
5 Distance education and industrial production: a comparative interpretation in outline 107
6 Distance education: a historical, sociological and anthropological interpretation 128
7 The concept of the Fernuniversitat 173
8 The Fernuniversitat after ten years 179
9 The iceberg has not yet melted: further reflections on the concept of industrialization and distance teaching 195
10 Understanding distance education 210
11 Distance education in a post-industrial society 220
Conclusion 241
Appendix: Major publications on distance education by Otto Peters 253
Author index 255
Subject index 258
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