ERIC Number: ED220106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Ethnicity in Library Schools: Guidelines and Curricular Models.
Cohen, David; Sherrill, Laurence
This overview of the treatment of ethnic minorities in the curricula of library schools includes a brief review of research on sexism, racism, and library services for minority groups; a discussion of library school programs for minority students; and an examination of contemporary library school course content in which courses covering topics related to library services for ethnic groups are listed. Special contemporary problems related to training librarians for services to minority groups are considered, and a set of general guidelines for multiethnic education are discussed with regard to current library education practices. The question of whether library education for ethnic minorities should be integrated with the rest of the library science curriculum is addressed, as well as the issue of the place of ethnic concerns within the library education context. A detailed curricular model for library services to ethnic groups is then presented in which the nature of an integrated library curriculum is defined and 13 separate ethnic curriculum components are described, with objectives, techniques, and outcomes outlined for each. A 15-session model course of study is also given, and a bibliography is attached. (JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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