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ERIC Number: ED114114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 244
Abstractor: N/A
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The Public Library in Non-Traditional Education.
Brooks, Jean S.; Reich, David L.
The Dallas Public Library reports on a two-year independent study project (ISP) developed in cooperation with Southern Methodist University and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Activities described include: provision of an information and materials distribution center for CLEP; making available information about area colleges and universities; advising and counseling adults in the furthering of their educational objectives; motivating business and industry to encourage their employees toward independent study; evaluating the effectiveness of the public library in ISP's; and providing information for the entire public library field in this educational area. Separate chapters cover the recruitment needs and characteristics of the independent students; the facilities, locations, equipment, and materials of the five participating branch libraries; the training and problems of the librarians, and the demands made upon them by the ISP; the study guides, reading lists, and other materials of the project; the participation and cooperation of local colleges and universities; and an evaluation of the project, including some possibilities for the future. Appendixes contain the proposal and two-year budget, publicity and recruitment items, a paper on how to study independently, and a study guide and reading list for one course in Afro-American history. (LS)
ETC Publications, 18512 Pierce Terrace, Homewood, Illinois 60430 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: Texas (Dallas)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Examination Program