ERIC Number: ED058170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Selecting Instructional Materials for Purchase. Procedural Guidelines.
Joint Committee of the National Education Association and Association of American Publishers.
This book charts procedures for the selection and purchase of instructional materials and related services for the public schools of the United States. It is addressed to school board members, administrators, teachers, curriculum specialists, librarians, and media specialists. Chapter 1 deals whith changing conditions affecting selection including minority power, parent and student power, teacher power, individualized instruction, and new teaching tools. Chapter 2 considers the legal and administrative setting for selection including state textbook laws, school board policies, negotiated agreements, and the role of school administrators. Chapter 3 describes organizing for selection including selection committee membership, goals for the selection committee, working procedures, and atmosphere for creative work. Chapter 4 is concerned with the selection process, getting the facts about instruction materials, getting samples for publishers, applying criteria and tests, making recommendations and getting approval, and assuring effective use of new materials. Chapter 5 contains guidelines for expenditures including traditional budgeting weaknesses, new budgeting techniques, recommended allocation for instructional materials and related services, and what the investment will buy. (MBM)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Administration, Educational Resources, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Media Selection
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Authoring Institution: Joint Committee of the National Education Association and Association of American Publishers.