ERIC Number: ED098946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct-18
Reference Count: N/A
Cracking the Structure.
Brooks, Jean S.
The library has traditionally been a center for independent learning and individual self-directed education. The Dallas Public Library, in cooperation with Southern Methodist University, set up a library independent study project (ISP). College credit could be obtained through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP); however, learning for self-enrichment was also encouraged. The criteria for measuring the effectiveness of the ISP were librarian and student satisfaction. In a study of the Dallas ISP, librarians found that they spent most of their time explaining the CLEP and ISP concepts to students, and little of their time in readers' guidance. They also felt that they lacked time for more individual guidance, though they were able to provide some. The number of students completing CLEP tests (125) was disappointing in relation to the number of study guides taken (6,000). However, many students were pleased to find a place to continue learning. The library plans to continue its involvement and experiments with independent learning projects. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dallas Public Library, TX.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Examination Program