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Special Education Learning Materials Centers (SELMC) [microform] / Oren L. Christmas
Bib ID 5547613
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Christmas, Oren L
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1991 
27 p. 
Summary

This study evaluated the current status and utilization of the Michigan Special Education Learning Materials Centers (SELMCs) mandated in 1970 by the State of Michigan 75th legislature and designed to assist administrators in future decision making. Twenty-two SELMC contact persons and 368 special educators were separately surveyed. Major results of the teacher survey indicated that half had no knowledge of SELMCs and 19 of the remainder had no SELMC in their area. The remaining 148 teachers indicated that: (1) they had used the SELMC often; (2) they had little involvement in media selection; (3) the SELMC offered inservice workshops; (4) the SELMC holdings were adequate; and (5) SELMC staff provided little support for their instructional planning needs. Of the SELMCs surveyed, 15 were active and 7 inactive. Of active SELMCs, most used federal grant funds and communicated with teachers via catalogs, newsletters, and word of mouth. Most used a computer or combination card catalog/computer system to maintain their holdings. Most holdings (78,787 items in the SELMC system statewide) are print materials, multi-media kits, films/videotapes, and microcomputer software. Over three-quarters of the holdings and over 90 percent of the circulation was accounted for by three SELMCs. Appended are a listing of the SELMCs, a state map with SELMC locations, a listing of instructional personnel, and SELMC evaluation criteria. (Contains 17 references.) (DB)

Notes

Policymakers.

Administrators.

Practitioners.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Audiovisual Aids.  |  Audiovisual Centers.  |  Computer Software.  |  Disabilities.  |  Educational Facilities.  |  Educational Media.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Information Utilization.  |  Instructional Materials.  |  Learning Resources Centers.  |  Media Specialists.  |  Resource Materials.  |  Special Education.  |  Special Education Teachers.  |  Special Libraries.  |  State Surveys.  |  Michigan Special Education Learning Materials Ctr
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.  |  Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Bureau of Information Management
Available From ERIC 
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520 |aThis study evaluated the current status and utilization of the Michigan Special Education Learning Materials Centers (SELMCs) mandated in 1970 by the State of Michigan 75th legislature and designed to assist administrators in future decision making. Twenty-two SELMC contact persons and 368 special educators were separately surveyed. Major results of the teacher survey indicated that half had no knowledge of SELMCs and 19 of the remainder had no SELMC in their area. The remaining 148 teachers indicated that: (1) they had used the SELMC often; (2) they had little involvement in media selection; (3) the SELMC offered inservice workshops; (4) the SELMC holdings were adequate; and (5) SELMC staff provided little support for their instructional planning needs. Of the SELMCs surveyed, 15 were active and 7 inactive. Of active SELMCs, most used federal grant funds and communicated with teachers via catalogs, newsletters, and word of mouth. Most used a computer or combination card catalog/computer system to maintain their holdings. Most holdings (78,787 items in the SELMC system statewide) are print materials, multi-media kits, films/videotapes, and microcomputer software. Over three-quarters of the holdings and over 90 percent of the circulation was accounted for by three SELMCs. Appended are a listing of the SELMCs, a state map with SELMC locations, a listing of instructional personnel, and SELMC evaluation criteria. (Contains 17 references.) (DB)
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521 8 |aPractitioners.|bericd
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650 0 7 |aComputer Software.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aDisabilities.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aEducational Facilities.|2ericd
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650 0 7 |aElementary Secondary Education.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aInformation Utilization.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aInstructional Materials.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aLearning Resources Centers.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aMedia Specialists.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aResource Materials.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aSpecial Education.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aSpecial Education Teachers.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aSpecial Libraries.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aState Surveys.|2ericd
653 1 |aMichigan Special Education Learning Materials Ctr
655 7 |aReports, Evaluative.|2ericd
655 7 |aReports, Research.|2ericd
710 2 |aMichigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Bureau of Information Management.
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