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NCJ Number: 170344 Find in a Library
Title: Policing and Distance Education in South Africa: A Process in Transformation (From Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Comparing Firsthand Knowledge With Experience From the West, P 615-623, 1996, Milan Pagon, ed. -- See NCJ-170291)
Author(s): W Bosman; D Frost
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: College of Police and Security Studies
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sale Source: College of Police and Security Studies
Document: HTML
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Slovenia
Annotation: To enable "distance" police education (correspondence courses) to address economy of scale in South Africa, while still providing sufficiently skilled police officers, a new approach to distance education in general and for police in particular is required; this paper proposes an integrated learner-centered model to address mass education without compromising the quality of the education.
Abstract: In South Africa, open learning and distance education are viewed as major elements in restructuring the higher education system to make it more accessible; and in so doing, develop the human resources of the country on a large scale. South Africa has a primary, secondary, and tertiary educational structure. The tertiary educational structure consists of technical colleges, technikons, and universities. In order to provide the necessary background to a problem-solving approach to distance education, police education in particular, information about Technikon SA, currently the only distance education technikon in South Africa, is provided in this paper. In October 1994 the council of Technikon SA gave its approval for the implementation of an Integrated Learner Centered Distance Education (ILCDE) model. This system is based on three fundamental principles: better student support on a regional basis, the provision of quality course materials, and an administration capable of underpinning the new system. The ILCDE distance education model could be used to great effect in training the police. 2 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign police training
Index Term(s): Correspondence courses; Self instructional materials; South Africa; Teaching/training techniques
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