ERIC Number: ED375294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Museums Association of Saskatchewan's Education Program.
The professional continuing education opportunities offered by the Museums Association of Saskatchewan (MAS), Canada to museum staff throughout Saskatchewan were evaluated. Data were collected from public records/documents, interviews with 15 MAS staff/board members, and three surveys of a select group of professional staff of Saskatchewan's museums (sample size unspecified; response rates, 69%, 73%, and 65%). The interviews/surveys focused on the following: participation rates/patterns in the various types of training offered, funding patterns, cost-effectiveness, and reasons for providing/participating in training. Staff at small, medium, and large museums were found to be participating in some type of continuing training at rates of 67%, 71%, and 94%, respectively. Participation in certificate courses was significantly lower than in other training activities. Some in-house continuing training was provided by 46% of museums. Only for medium-sized museums was a correlation found between participation in training and receipt of training grants. Among the recommendations were the following: MAS should attempt to determine why completion of certificate courses is so low; skill development courses should be discontinued in their current format, more special interest groups should be established, and short-term study grants should be targeted toward large and medium museums. (Thirty tables are included. The survey instruments are appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Museums Association of Saskatchewan, Regina.
Identifiers - Location: Canada