ERIC Number: ED278405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The 1985-86 Survey of Public and Private School Libraries and Media Centers. Early Tabulations. ED TABS.
Williams, Jeff; Cahalan, Margaret
This report provides excerpts of statistical information derived from a study conducted by surveying representative samples of 4,500 public schools and 1,700 private schools in the United States. Survey methodology is described; the limitations and appropriate use of the data are considered; and sampling errors are discussed. The report includes no interpretations or highlights of findings, nor does it provide cross references to other data. It is made available in this form--an excerpt of what is available on the full data tape--so interested users can begin their own analyses or place orders for copies of the data tape. For the public school component of the survey only, nationwide statistics are provided in 19 tables, and data by state are presented in 18 tables for library media centers (LMCs) including number of schools and pupils served; number, distribution, and qualification of staff; expenditures per school and per pupil; materials per pupil and per school; number of materials added to the LMC collection; periodical subscriptions held per 100 pupils; book volumes added, held, and borrowed during the school year; LMC attendance per pupil and per school; space; availability of telephone, cable television, and database retrieval services; participation in library skills instruction; use of microcomputers; and prevalence of services. The survey form and instructions are included. (KM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Library Equipment, Library Expenditures, Library Instruction, Library Materials, Library Personnel, Library Services, Library Statistics, National Surveys, Private Schools, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School Libraries, Surveys, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.