ERIC Number: ED253228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
A Multicultural Education Database--A Feasibility Study.
Montgomerie, T. Craig; And Others
This study identified alternatives for the design, implementation, and operation of a national information management system in multicultural education resources and materials and assessed the feasibility of implementing such a database. Sources of information for the study were potential users of the system, experts in information management and library systems, and document researchers. Data were collected by means of questionnaires, telephone and personal interviews, letters to system suppliers asking for system specifications, in-person interviews with and presentations by a number of suppliers and experts, observations of working systems, an in-depth review of the literature, and the development of a prototype system. This three-part report provides information to assist the non-specialist in understanding the role of library systems and the potential application of a computerized information management system; describes the responses of the two major clients of the system, the users and the information providers; and synthesizes the information and makes final recommendations concerning the feasibility of establishing a national database on multicultural and intercultural education. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education.
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Dept. of Educational Administration.
Note: Prepared by the ADP'84 project team.