Date of Award


Document Type

Independent Study

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Advisor

Ralph Perkins


Research has shown that prospective teachers have a very limited knowledge of educational media and media centers, and that little is presently being done to correct this deficiency. The intent of this study was to develop a course of instruction which would give the prospective secondary teacher of the social sciences the knowledge and acquaintanceship necessary to enable him to make intelligent and effective use of educational media and the school media center.

The course was first planned in advance and then actually taught to a group of secondary education majors in the social sciences. A day-to-day account of the course as it was actually taught is presented, followed by an evaluative commentary and any handout or resource material used.

Evaluations of the course by both the instructors and the students are presented. From the experience gained through teaching this course, from the knowledge gained through reading, and from the comments made by the students in their evaluations, conclusions were drawn and recommendations made.