ERIC Number: ED143374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Comparing Media Staff And User Perceptions of School Media Center Services.
Stroud, Janet G.
This study is a result of a survey taken at 24 randomly selected middle and junior high schools in Indiana for the purpose of examining user perceptions of media staff and school media centers. Media staff members were surveyed, as well as students and teachers, and responses were compared between groups and within groups. Demographic data were also compared, including years of experience, years of service, subject taught, and grade in school. Results of the survey showed that few schools had broken away from the tradition of being more accommodating to teachers than to students, and also that only about one third of the media specialists examined were involved in any curriculum planning or instructional development. Data also showed that the media specialist had not broken out of the traditional role, i.e., keeper of the books. It is suggested that media specialists assume a more active role and work with teachers to bring about change. (Author/AP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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