ERIC Number: ED101722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Role of the Library in Education. The Library Image as Presented in Selected Teacher Training Textbooks in Use in the State of Kentucky.
Saddler, Virginia B.
A study was made to discover how the public school educator views the library and its librarian and what attempts are made in Kentucky teacher training institutions to offer instruction in the use of library facilities. Specific questions involved the image and role of libraries in education textbooks and courses, and the implications of that image. Analysis of questionnaires sent to heads of education departments and reference librarians in Kentucky teacher training institutions, along with analyses of textbooks used, revealed that the library image presented to would-be teachers is often blurred, distorted, lackluster, or nonexistent. The general impression gleaned from the study is that the public school library is generally felt to have little effect on the education of students. Since those institutions which did provide instruction on library use found no adequate textbook for the purpose, the author has provided an outline for such a unit. The appendixes include letters, questionnaires, summaries of questionnaire findings, and a list of the textbooks examined. (LS)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Union Coll., Barbourville, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky