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ERIC Number: ED131882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Implications of on-the-job Experience for the Curriculum for Library Technical Assistants at Pasadena City College.
Green, Sylvia N.
Reported are the results of a study undertaken to determine the extent to which library technical assistant students at Pasadena City College (California) brought previously learned skills from job experiences into the classroom and to ascertain whether the curriculum could be modified to minimize repetition of earlier experiences. Identification of continuing education needs of library employees was also attempted. Data were gathered by questionnaires and/or task checklists administered to currently enrolled students, former students, librarians and personnel directors in neighboring libraries, and to students enrolled in four other local community colleges. Results of the study indicated: (1) the present pattern of instruction requires some repetitive learning; (2) repetitive learning could be reduced through implementation of instructional modules; (3) continuing education needs of employed library assistants could be met through various existing courses and through additional courses; and (4) additional duties for satisfactory performance of library technical assistants, as identified by employers, should be incorporated into the curriculum. An extensive bibliography and study-related materials are appended. (Author/JDS)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Employment Experience, Learning Modules, Library Education, Library Science, Library Technicians, On the Job Training, Professional Continuing Education, Questionnaires, Student Experience, Task Analysis, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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