ERIC Number: ED082446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Standards and the Education Consumer.
Educational Media Council, Inc., Washington, DC.
The presentations and discussions at a two-day seminar held in Washington, D.C. in November 1971 are compiled here. They deal with the composite perplexity of the education consumer in his need for standardization of equipment, technology and materials. It is in part a statement of problems and in part the product of a concerted effort by some 70 experts to recommend solutions to those difficulties. Eight papers on the following topics are included: standards in a nonstandard world, the development of standards, international aspects of standardization, the relationship of standardization to educational effectiveness, compatibility among standards, the power of educators to force standardization upon manufacturers, the evaluation and validation of standards, and alternatives for action. Following each paper is a summary of discussions about it by the seminar participants, focusing upon the problems raised and the short-range ameliorative and long-range solution strategies which can be devised to deal with those problems. (PB)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Development, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Equipment Standards, Evaluation, International Education, Performance Specifications, Standards, Technology
Educational Media Council, Inc., 1346 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Media Council, Inc., Washington, DC.