A report on the development of an instructional booklet entitled : The school library environment in the province of Newfoundland

Belbin, Calvin Wayne (1987) A report on the development of an instructional booklet entitled : The school library environment in the province of Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Conversations with teacher-librarians and coordinators of library-media services pointed to an apparent weakness in the teacher-librarianship education program offered by Memorial University of Newfoundland. Upon further invest-igation it was determined that one problem was the lack of information presented to the students regarding the context within which school libraries operated in Newfoundland. Further study showed that while there was a need for such information, there was no single document available which would provide the information. It was therefore proposed that the writer develop a text for an instructional unit on the topic. -- The process used to develop the instructional text was a modified form of the "4-D Model of Instructional Development". The process involved needs assessment, learner analysis, concept analysis, specification of objectives, test construction, evaluation, and recommendations for diffusion and adoption. The instructional booklet developed through this process was based on the learner and concept analysis. Evaluation of the booklet was based on the objectives. -- The evaluation phase involved expert appraisals, student appraisals, pilot testing, and validation testing. The results of this process was used to revise the booklet and student test as necessary. Both the expert appraisers and students stated the booklet was well designed, informative, and very valuable as an instructional text for teacher-librarianship students in Newfoundland. The test results showed gains in cognitive knowledge after students had studied it. -- It was recommended that the booklet be published and used in the education of teacher-librarians in Newfoundland. As well, it should be made available to all schools and practicing teacher-librarians in the Province.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5047
Item ID: 5047
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 69-71.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1987
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: The school library environment in the Province of Newfoundland; School libraries--Newfoundland and Labrador

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