ERIC Number: ED290487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Library/Media Curriculum Guide: Research Skills, Computer Literacy, Literary Appreciation.
Birmingham Public Schools, MI.
The philosophy, goals, and objectives of the K-12 library/media curriculum for the public schools of Birmingham, Michigan, are presented in this curriculum guide. The program philosophy stresses the importance of a combination of resources to generate a purposeful, effective learning environment for students, and points out that the media program is designed to support, promote, and integrate with the schools' curriculums. Emphasizing literary appreciation, research skills development, and computer literacy as essential areas in the media curriculum, the program goals state that by the end of 12th grade, the student will be able to: (1) value, use, and enjoy a variety of reading and literary materials for personal information, pleasure, and classroom assignments; (2) demonstrate self-sufficiency in the school library/media center, functioning independently in his/her search for information and resources; and (3) exhibit an understanding of basic computer operations, applications, and social implications of computer use in daily life. The curriculum is divided into grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12, and specific student objectives to meet the program goals are taught in a grade level sequence. Sequence charts are provided for media specialists with suggestions as to when to introduce, concentrate on, or review a skill. (CGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Birmingham Public Schools, MI.