ERIC Number: ED031086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Standards for School Media Programs.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.; American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
In order to create and maintain adequate media standards, it is necessary to refer to an ideal media program that is generally adaptable. The program should provide materials needed by students and teachers, working areas, equipment, consultant services, instruction in media use, and information on recent developments. It should be staffed by media specialists (one for every 250 students) whose work would consist of implementing the media program. Standards for the selection and allocation of materials are necessary if materials of good quality, and optimum use of them, are to be had. Each school and school system should have a written statement of standards for selection, policy, and procedures. The media specialists within the schools should obtain the advice of outside specialists, consult with teachers who are to use the materials, select the appropriate materials, and engage in continuing evaluation after acquisition. Materials should be organized in such a manner as to be readily accessible to users. Specific desirable acquisitions, requisite school facilities, and desirable supplemental services are discussed. (RP/GO)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Centers, Audiovisual Instruction, Communications, Educational Media, Educational Specifications, Facility Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Learning Resources Centers, Library Acquisition, Library Standards, Media Specialists, Multimedia Instruction, Purchasing, Reference Materials, School Libraries, School Personnel, Standards, Teachers
American Library Association, 50 Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611; National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.; American Library Association, Chicago, IL.