ERIC Number: ED118077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Perceptions of School Media Specialists Toward a Professional Curriculum of Instruction.
Ball, Howard G.
A survey of 495 school media specialists in five Southeastern states attempted to discern which courses in their professional education best prepared them to manage school media programs. Results listed the most highly regarded courses for both the elementary and the secondary specialists. In addition, the subjects rated the importance of various media specialist functions, and "selecting and evaluating resources" received the highest rating. The opinions of the specialists reflected a pragmatic orientation and were influenced by the credentialing criteria of their respective states. This document discusses the research methodology that was employed, outlines the results, and makes recommendations for future media specialist education. (EMH)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama A and M Univ., Normal. School of Library Media.
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