Education: Learning by Radio

She never saw a teacher or a classroom, but for twelve years Rosetta Schroder was a prize student at one of New Zealand's busiest schools. The daughter of a sawmill operator, she lived with her parents and sister near Mount Turiwhate in the rugged bush country of the South Island's thinly populated west coast. The nearest school was a tough nine miles away, too far for daily travel. So when she was five, Rosetta began listening to lessons broadcast each day by New Zealand's national radio stations.

In operation since 1929, New Zealand's radio education programs for primary and secondary schools are...

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