ERIC Number: ED174211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Library Instruction to EOP Students: A Case Study.
Rockman, Ilene F.
Since 1976, a 10-week, 1-credit formal course in library instruction has been taught to entering Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, as an integral part of their core curriculum. The curriculum for these disadvantaged students places emphasis upon communication processes--reading, writing, speaking, and listening, and faculty from the departments of English, history, speech communication, and the library coordinate their lectures, instructional strategies, and assignments during the quarter to insure an integrated learning experience for each student. Requirements for students in the library skills class do not differ significantly from those for non-EOP students; the course stresses "survival skills" for locating resources and methodically formulating a search strategy when approaching any topic for a term paper or report. Instructional strategies include use of audiovisual materials, demonstrations, discussion, educational games, guest speakers, individualized instruction, learning activity packages, lecture, problem solving, questioning, review and practice, self-paced material, and simulations. A list of references useful in developing this course is provided. (CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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