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ERIC Number: ED176783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Helping Students Make the Transition from High School to Academic Library: A Report on a Study of Selected Library Instruction Programs in Massachusetts.
Merriam, Joyce
Findings, observations, and recommendations resulting from a study of existing library instruction programs in secondary schools throughout Massachusetts are presented. Thirty-one school systems identified as feeder schools for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and eight smaller schools were visited to collect information which would assist in finding ways to help students make the transition from high school to academic library. Data gathered from each school library included school enrollments, library resources, library instruction materials, descriptions of instructional programs, and a wide variety of related materials. The findings assess the nature and effectiveness of the typical high school and university library instruction program. General observations deal with problems affecting the success of skills programs, such as teacher apathy, fragmented instruction, lack of continuing instruction, and student confusion. Recommendations suggesting program changes are provided, as well as four appendices which include a list of schools visited, the colloquium form used, a description of library instruction at the University of Massachusetts, and a chart comparing the resources of school libraries with the university library. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Massachusetts