ERIC Number: ED096995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Narrative Evaluation Report on the Institute for: Educational Media Technician. July 1, 1972-August 31, 1973.
Thomas, Fleming A.
The Educational Media Technician program at Burlington County College, Pemberton, New Jersey, ended its first year of operation August 31, 1973. The program had two main objectives: (1) to train and place students in jobs as paraprofessionals in libraries and media centers, (2) to train corrections institution inmates and parolees in library or media related fields to improve their chances of finding an alternative way of life. The program succeeded best with training and placing regular college students, although few libraries in the local area were found to be prepared to pay appropriate salaries for trained paraprofessionals. The media technician program was too narrow to suit the interests and life situations of the inmates and parolees. Few of the institutional participants become media technicians, but many were helped by counseling and other factors of the college environment. An outside evaluator's report and an outline of the program are appended. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Burlington County Coll., Pemberton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey