ERIC Number: ED073789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
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Role of the Library in Education; the Library Image as Presented in Selected Teacher Training Textbooks in Use in the State of Kentucky.
Saddler, Virginia B.
The purpose of this treatise is to bring to light some of the conceptions that educators have of the library and its librarian. The study was prompted by the discovery of a lack of information regarding the library in teacher training textbooks. This report is concerned with two things: how the public school educator views the library and its librarian, and what attempt is being made in the teacher training institutions to offer instruction in the use of library facilities. Data was gathered by questionnaires and by examinations of the education textbooks being used in the institutions. The study is limited in scope to the state of Kentucky and the textbooks examined are those used in the basic introductory courses in education. Only four of the textbooks examined gave in-depth coverage of the library at one location in the text worthy of a topical reference in the table of contents. A list of some of the items that should be in a chapter on the library's role in public school education is included. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Education, Librarians, Libraries, Library Facilities, Library Instruction, Library Role, Library Science, Professional Recognition, School Libraries, Teacher Education, Textbook Content, Use Studies
Virginia B. Saddler, Head; Library Science Curriculum, Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky 40906 ($3.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Union Coll., Barbourville, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky