ERIC Number: ED167066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Continuing Education Recognition System in Library and Information Science Including Provision for Nontraditional Studies and Development of a Prototype Home Study Program. Final Report. Volume I of Two Volumes.
Stone, Elizabeth W.; And Others
The project described achieved two major objectives--the development of a model of a system for recognition of individual participation in professional continuing education by library/media/information personnel, and the development and demonstration of a prototype home study program to show that this learning mode can meet criteria for quality and that geographical location is no longer a barrier to learning. Opinions, comments, and suggestions on the issue of recognition were secured from more than 1,000 persons through interviews, group discussions, and correspondence. The model system suggested for consideration by the profession is based on this data and on information gathered from the literature and communication with leaders of recognition systems in other professions. Guidelines for the development of home study programs, formulated on the basis of a survey of the literature and interviews with home study professionals, were used in the development and pre-testing by 65 practitioners of a home study course entitled "Motivation: A Vital Force in the Organization." This report discusses procedures and methodology, a review of the literature, conclusions and recommendations, and the proposed model, together with suggestions for its implementation. Data collection instruments, documentation, and supplementary tables displaying field data and respondent characteristics are appended. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Libraries and Learning Resources.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. Dept. of Library Science.; Continuing Library Education Network and Exchange, Washington, DC.