|Title:||The Elementary Teacher and the Instructional Materials Coordinator Plan Together for Media Integration With Classroom Teaching and Learning
|Author(s):||Davies, Ruth A.
|Abstract:||An instructional materials program is an integral part of a quality
educational program. The educational goal of our free society is to
provide a quality education for every citizen and an optimum education
for each citizen so that all citizens will be functionally literate.
In our complex society, to be functionally literate means more
than being able to read and to write. It means being able to read, to
write, to think, and to act with competence. To think and to act with
competence means being capable of translating knowledge into constructive
action and rational behavior. It also means being capable
of solving the problems encountered today and being capable of solving
adequately the problems to be encountered in the future. To develop
such competence is the purpose and the goal of education in our
democracy. To reach this goal necessitates the availability of
knowledge-building and knowledge-extending materials and a planned
program for media-usage.
A quality, optimum educational program designed to develop functional
literacy requires that learning go beyond the limitations of the
textbook and the confines of the classroom. An optimum education
requires that learning be individualized. A textbook can generalize,
but it can not individualize teaching nor can it individualize learning.
Knowledge-building media must be provided to meet the individual
student's needs, interests, goals, and abilities. An instructional materials
program is recognized today as the logically, economically,
and educationally effective and efficient means of providing the materials,
the services, and the guidance necessary for the full development
and the optimum realization of a quality educational program
designed to develop functional literacy.
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In A. Lohrer (ed). 1963. The school library materials center: its resources and their utilization; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, November 3-6, 1963. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 69-75.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (10th : 1963)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1959.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-16