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Doctor of Education


Center for the Advancement of Education


It was the purpose of this study to evaluate the newly adopted curriculum in Library/Instructional Media Technology at Cuyahoga Community College to determine if this course of study is meeting the needs of the students and community. A procedure was developed to identify the courses in the curriculum which are meeting these needs. An evaluation was then carried out. This procedure consisted of serval steps in which a panel of experts developed a list of necessary entry-level job skills for successful employment as a library/instructional media technologist. this list of entry-level job skills was then compared to a list of performance objectives of each course in the program. Special notice was taken of differences on the two lists. Those courses which have performance objectives for which there is no practical need have been identified. It was found that two courses, Bookcraft and Story-telling, did not have performance objectives which paralleled needed job skills. It was also found that several needs were not being addressed; the necessity for terminology course for specialized technical information centers and the need for a course in minor repair of media equipment. Recommendations based on the results of this study are an follows: Bookcraft and Storytelling should be eliminated from the curriculum; specific technical terminology courses should be included in the curriculum; and a course in minor repair of media equipment should be added to the curriculum.

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