ERIC Number: ED064757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
School Media Centres.
Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto. School Planning and Building Research Section.
Modern educational programs stress individualized learning. Such programs place less emphasis on prescribed texts and more emphasis on learning from a variety of resources suited to the interests and learning abilities of the individual. Thus, these programs require an abundance of readily available learning materials. The school media center, library, or resource center is developing and expanding to meet the ever-increasing demands by the school population for a wide variety of resources. Materials for learning now encompass all types of media such as filmstrips, 8mm and 16mm films, audiotapes, videotapes, transparencies, pictures, maps, charts, globes, multimedia kits, educational games, and realia. Ideally, the school media center serves as the central agency for the acquisition, production, organization, and distribution of learning resources required by students and teachers. It also serves as a center where resources may be used and from which learning materials may be selected for use in other areas of the school or borrowed for use beyond the school building. The center functions additionally as a link with other community information services and resource personnel. This publication is intended to give guidance to those involved in planning new or expanded facilities for the school media center. (Author)
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Carrels, Climate Control, Controlled Environment, Equipment Storage, Facility Expansion, Facility Planning, Flexible Facilities, Furniture Arrangement, Learning Resources Centers, Lighting, Space Classification, Space Utilization, Staff Role, Work Environment
School Planning and Building Research Center, Ontario Department of Education, 44 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto 12, Ontario (Canada) ($1.50)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto. School Planning and Building Research Section.