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ERIC Number: ED060886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 80
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Intellectual Freedom in Kansas High School Media Centers.
Scott, Dwain Lewis
To quantify specified relevant items in Kansas secondary school media centers, use of professional selection aids, and authoritarianism tendency of media specialists, a research survey was conducted among a sample of seventy individuals from a population of ninety-five qualified Kansas school media specialists. Item responses were tabulated and tested at the .05 level of confidence by performing chi-square tests on the three dependent variables (relevance, selection aids and authoritarianism) and associated frequencies of six pertinent characteristics of the respondents (age, size of community, educational level of librarian, availability of written book selection policy, size of school enrollment and length of librarian employment). The study determined that a statistically significant relationship exists between the use of professional selection aids, the amount of formal education completed by media specialists, the existence of a written book selection policy, the size of school enrollments and community sizes, and the relevance of Kansas school media collections. A significant relationship also exists between the use of professional selection aids and the existence of a written book selection policy. (Author/NH)
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas