ERIC Number: ED252937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Materials Selection Guidelines. Minimum Standards Implementation Series.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
This is one of a series of implementation documents prepared in conjunction with the revised minimum standards adopted in 1983 by the Ohio State Board of Education. Its purpose is to provide guidelines for developing a local policy governing selection of instructional materials, including textbooks, equipment, the library collection, and supplementary instructional resources, for both teacher and student use at all grade levels. Included also are suggested selection procedures for responding to objections raised against specific materials. Thereafter, a set of sample policy statements is provided for each of the five components generally included in a comprehensive materials selection policy: (1) philosophy and purpose, (2) designation of responsibilities, (3) selection procedures, (4) selection criteria, and (5) responding to challenges of materials. A selective bibliography is provided, along with five appendixes: (a) library bill of rights; (b) list of national and state associations; (c) request for reconsideration of instructional materials (sample); (d) checklist for reconsideration of instructional material--nonfiction (sample); and (e) checklist for reconsideration of instructional material--fiction and other literary forms (sample). (TE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Identifiers: Ohio; Ohio State Board of Education
Note: For related documents, see EA 017 445-459.