Weekend Schools: The Gippsland School of Business Experience
journal contributionposted on 02.11.2017 by Horsfield, Lyn, Perks, Geoff
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In his article "Weekend School Survey", Parer (1988, p. 297) speaking of Monash University Gippsland Campus (MUGC), claimed that students who do not attend Weekend Schools are disadvantaged. The current view of the School of Business, MUGC, is that no distance education student who is unable to attend a Weekend School should be at a disadvantage from non-attendance. This paper seeks to evaluate the reasons for Weekend School attendance and examine the question whether students who do not attend Weekend Schools are disadvantaged. It was found that although there is a very strong demand for Weekend Schools by distance education students, the relationship between Weekend School attendance and students final grades was difficult to evaluate due to inherent limitations.