ERIC Number: ED179250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Competencies of Media Professionals: A Model for Determining Costs and Effectiveness.
Daniel, Evelyn H.; Ely, Donald P.
This is a summary of the procedures and outcomes of a study undertaken to develop alternative strategies for evaluating the competencies of library media personnel in competency-based programs. The study was prompted by a realization that, although competency-based programs for school library media specialists are increasingly being adopted by state agencies as a basis for certification and by educational institutions as a procedure for educating media professionals, the effort in developing these programs has been heavily weighted toward the generation of competency statements with little attention being paid to the perhaps more difficult problem of competency assessment. The methodology for this project involved working back and forth between literature review and theoretical model development, and the collection of empirical data testing various aspects of the model with formal and informal interviews of various experts to critique the developing model. A cost-effectiveness approach was selected as the most appropriate method, with the ultimate goal of providing educational decision-makers with an array of assessment strategies for each individual competency, together with the costs and effectiveness measures associated with each strategy. (Author/RAO)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Cost Effectiveness, Higher Education, Media Specialists, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.