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ERIC Number: ED073801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-26
Pages: 21
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Iranian School Library Standards.
Harvey, John F.
Iranian school library standards were adapted from American school library standards and have received Tehran Book Processing Centre executive committee approval. While Iran has several foreign schools, libraries and librarians, there are no Iranian professional school librarians to take an interest in the standards. Furthermore, the present low state of Iranian school libraries suggests that many years may pass before a large percentage of them will meet these standards. Certain librarians have criticized all six sets of library standards for being too detailed, almost for resembling policy and procedure manuals. This detailed treatment was deliberate. Attempts to get a library procedure manual published have been unsuccessful, so far, and the original purpose of the standards was to provide as much guidance as possible for Iranian librarians. Without guidelines, many new Iranian librarians would be uncertain about how to organize and develop their libraries. With these detailed standards, for the first time they had policy guidelines which contained some procedural details, also. The school library standards assume the presence of a desire among faculty members and administrators to develop teaching techniques which de-emphasize the traditional Iranian lecture and textbook methods, and instead, emphasize pupil-oriented instruction and the use of a variety of teaching materials. (LI 004244 through 004248 and LI004250 through 004267 are related.) (Author/SJ)
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Identifiers - Location: Iran