ERIC Number: ED090998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Resource Centers in Colleges of Education. Working Paper No. 10.
The establishment of resource centers has been a response to teachers' need for information on the many new curricula and materials which are today part of education. Through visitation and discussion, the activities of 78 resource centers in British colleges of education were reviewed. The resulting analysis of aims, costs, and operations is designed to provide assistance in the planning and implementation of future centers, specifically at colleges of education, but also in schools, teacher centers, and other college and university situations. Aims and functions of such a center are provided in the areas of storage of multimedia materials and provision of information on new curricula in ways that will be of benefit to teachers; production services and equipment for the use of staff, teachers, and students; and the provision of consultants and courses for the guidance of the center's users. Since a full scale center is neither necessary to nor affordable by smaller institutions, a network is proposed to connect small local centers with regional organizations which can provide more sophisticated services with less expense and duplication. (SL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Cataloging, Consultants, Costs, Guidelines, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collections, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Standards, Organization, Resource Centers, Schools of Education, Teacher Centers
Councils and Education Press Ltd., 10 Queen Anne Street, London W1M 9LD, England (1 pound, 20 pence)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Educational Technology, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)