User:Invinera/Distance Education in Samoa

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Distance Education was firstly introduced in Samoa by the Department of Eduaction in the year 1949. This was particularly done on the radio through educational broadcasting lessons for Primary School levels. The use of radio as a media for distance education was brought up to improve oral lessons for children especially in the English subject. The lessons taught on the radio were aired every morning and the children would listen to structures drilled and practised them. Teachers were told to facilitate the children through modelling the structures and helping them out with pronounciation of words. These lessons were schedued for 15 minutes per subject every morning from 8.30 to 9.30. The fact that 15 minutes per subject was not enough was one of the major issue raised by the teachers every year. However this was something that the Department could not help with because air time given was limited by the Department of Broadcasting in Samoa.