ERIC Number: ED256319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Competencies of Curriculum Materials Center Directors in Teacher-Education Institutions.
Ho, May Lein
Essential job competencies for curriculum materials center directors in teacher-education institutions were identified and analyzed through a questionnaire survey of 183 current center directors and 100 educators in the fields of educational media and technology. library and information science, or educational curriculum. Also investigated were the specific tasks performed by the directors and the characteristics of the curriculum materials centers and their directors in teacher-education institutions. Two questionnaires listed 93 tasks related to organizing management, personnel management, materials selection and evaluation, technical service, design and development, production, utilization and consultation, instruction, research, and leadership and professionalism. Directors rated each task according to importance and frequency, while educators rated tasks in order of importance and suggested job competencies for center directors. Based on 153 responses from the directors and 86 from the educators, 38 competencies were identified as representing a set of common qualifications for center directors. Findings indicated that common characteristics of centers were difficult to identify. Seven references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Anaheim, CA, January 17-23, 1985). For entire proceedings, see IR 011 621.