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ERIC Number: ED343904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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[A Survey of Curriculum Materials Centers in Teacher Education Institutions.]
Toifel, Ronald C.
This study was conducted to gather and analyze information of a descriptive nature about curriculum materials centers and to determine staff members' perceptions regarding existing and desired conditions at the centers. The study included only those centers in teacher training institutions accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teachers (NCATE). Data were collected utilizing a two part questionnaire. The first part sought descriptive information; the second consisted of an attitudinal survey containing 50 statements about 6 major areas of concern for curriculum materials centers. The areas of concern included the following: (1) policies/administration; (2) funding; (3) staffing; (4) services; (5) resources; and (6) physical facilities. A Likert scale was used to measure the respondents' perceptions regarding existing and desired conditions at the centers. Findings may be useful in assisting college/university administrators, teacher educators, education librarians, and curriculum center personnel in evaluating the existing conditions at their centers or in planning new ones. The document contains six tables of descriptive data and the attitudinal survey, including the compiled mean for both the desired and existing conditions for all participating curriculum materials centers. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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