ERIC Number: ED033264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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Current Trends in Microform Use by Secondary Schools: Four Case Studies.
Lee, Thomas Graham
The case study section of this booklet discusses a number of current microform programs in secondary schools. The remainder of the booklet presents an overview of microform activity, including comments on the history of secondary school microform utilization and an up-to-date listing of microform selection aids. The amount of information available on microform is increasing rapidly, but the unavailability of adequate portable viewers has slowed the growth of mocroform as an instructional tool. In general, the disadvantages of microforms appear to be small in relation to their recognized advantages. While microform technology is not a panacea to improving a school's ability to provide instructional materials, microforms are seen as a tested, modern, efficient, and economical medium for the storage and retrieval of information. Dynamic, creative and imaginative leadership is needed if the full benefits of microform technology are to be realized in the secondary school. The future of microform use by secondary schools is difficult to predict, except to say that microforms in some form will likely provide one solution, perhaps the best solution, to providing sufficient instructional materials to the children in the classrooms of our nation. (Author/DC)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Mona Shores Schools, Muskegon, MI.