ERIC Number: ED332699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
NCATE-Approved Curriculum Guidelines. Initial Programs for the School Library Media Specialists.
American Association of School Librarians, Chicago, IL.
These guidelines for initial programs for library media specialists were prepared by the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) for the American Library Association (ALA), and approved by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in September 1988. Institutions seeking NCATE accreditation are required to respond to the curriculum sections of AASL's guidelines as adapted for this document, if their on-site visits are scheduled for Fall 1992 and afterwards. A general statement of program objectives for the preparation of a school library media specialist includes the following: (1) the program builds up a broad general education background and includes professional studies in teacher education; (2) the curriculum prepares candidates to participate in the broader world of information services; (3) the curriculum is sequentially organized to build on previous experiences and understandings, and provides sound research and theory to guide professional practice; (4) the curriculum prepares candidates to locate and use professional literature and encourages participation in professional organizations; and (5) the curriculum addresses ethical issues in working with learners, their families, and co-workers. Brief explanations are provided of professional competencies that students should master in the areas of professionalism, communication, organization, administration, instructional leadership, and access. Instructions for preparing the review folio, sample items from a completed matrix, and a copy of the guidelines and matrix are included. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Librarians, Chicago, IL.