ERIC Number: ED102983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-29
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Utah's Middle-Size High School Media Programs.
Taylor, Lucille G.
Media programs were compared in 21 Utah high schools having student populations between 700 and 1,500. Differences in responses to a questionnaire administered by the Utah State Division of Instructional Media (USDIM) on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the school media program were identified, and the levels of responses were compared with other characteristics of the high schools, including personnel, facilities, revenues, and expenditures. Comparisons were made of the data for the whole population, as it was obtained from the USDIM questionnaire, from an author-prepared questionnaire, from state financial records, and from personal visits to the schools. A computer program, Statistical Package for the Social Studies (SPSS), was used. Federal funds for school media programs, length of service of principals and media coordinators were found to be associated with the level of response to the state's questionnaire. Conclusions were descriptive, and pointed out individual differences in school media programs. The inadequacy of current instruments for measuring the quality of service in media programs was suggested. (Author)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Media, Federal Aid, Financial Support, High Schools, Learning Resources Centers, Library Equipment, Library Facilities, Library Research, Library Standards, Library Surveys, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Libraries, School Size, School Surveys, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Graduate Dept. of Library and Information Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: Utah