ERIC Number: ED036496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Information Capabilities Needed in School Personnel Preparation.
Burdin, Joel L.
The underlying assumption of this paper is that the constant flow of information into all levels of education is a key to efforts to improve education, in general, and school personnel preparation programs, in particular. Its purpose is to delineate some of the issues and alternatives in meeting idea and information needs required for effective personnel preparation programs, and to examine their particular relevance to collegiate institutions. After summarizing the rationale for information systems, in general, the author develops the concept of the collegiate information system (including its vital operational base--the Information System Center) and summarizes a set of specifications and recommendations for its effective operation and utilization. Particular emphasis is placed on the relationship between the Information System Center and (1) trainers of school personnel, and (2) other information systems (especially those operant at the local school district level, since they are likely to be most directly involved in collegiate-initiated preparation programs, as well as in the continuing education of inservice personnel). Although the 18 recommendations of this paper may be implemented perhaps more immediately than those of the information component of the Michigan State University elementary teacher education model, the author recommends that the latter be considered carefully in overall university planning of information systems. Included with the document are listings of various information-related services and a manual describing the operation of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). (Author/JES)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.