ERIC Number: ED365317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Improving Library Resources in an Elementary Media Center by Assuring Greater Ethnic and Gender Diversity.
Saykanic, Donna M.
This practicum was designed to improve an elementary school library's resources by making them more balanced in terms of portraying the diversity that exists in society: specifically the need to portray characters of different gender and diverse ethnic backgrounds in positive roles. The topics covered in this report are: (1) introduction, which includes a description of the community and the work setting and role of the researcher; (2) study of the problem which includes the problem description, problem documentation, causative analysis, and relationship of the problem to the literature; (3) anticipated outcomes and evaluation instruments; (4) solution strategy, which includes discussion and evaluation of solutions, description of selected solution, and report of action taken; and (5) results, discussion, and recommendations. Included in the appendices are: a Florida Department of Education, Office of Educational Opportunity Checklist for evaluating textbooks; a teacher reading interest questionnaire; and a student book report questionnaire. (Contains 13 references.) (JLB)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Literacy, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collection Development, Library Material Selection, Media Specialists, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Questionnaires, Reading Materials, School Libraries, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Textbook Bias
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.