ERIC Number: ED104424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Alternative Curricula; Approaches to School Library Media Education.
Case, Robert N.; And Others
A summative evaluation study of six experimental school library media education programs was conducted as the final phase of the School Library Manpower Project. The six programs consisted of one bachelor's level program, four master's level programs, and one sixth-year program. Data for the study was obtained from program directors, students enrolled in the programs, program graduates who were working in a media center or related job, and the job supervisors of program graduates by use of a Behavioral Requirements Analysis Checklist and a Structured interview questionnaire. The survey demonstrated that the experimental programs produce acceptable graduates and that satisfactory procedures had been developed for evaluating the field-relevancy of professional school media education programs. It was concluded that the School Library Manpower Project goals--job definitions, suggested educational curricula, and quality control evaluative procedures--had been accomplished. The field work involved in each program was found to be the major factor in making the programs occupationally relevant. The questionnaires used, survey data, and program status reports are appended. (Author/PF)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Experimental Curriculum, Field Experience Programs, Learning Resources Centers, Library Education, Media Specialists, Nontraditional Education, Questionnaires, School Libraries, Summative Evaluation, Surveys
American Library Association, 50 East Huron, Chicago, Illinois 60611 ($11.75)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Knapp Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., Moyock.
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Librarians, Chicago, IL.