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The Application of School-Library Standards


by Frances L. Spain 1943

School-library standards are only a section of the larger field, educational standards, and are part and parcel of the whole question of standardization. Any discussion of standards for school libraries should begin with a brief consideration of the two kinds of standards, quantitative and qualitative, and the recently devised substitute for standards, the evaluative criteria. Historically and practically, quantitative standards prepare the way for qualitative ones, and both precede the application of the criteria.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 42, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 44 Number 10, 1943, p. 269-292
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20445, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 2:33:05 AM

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  • Frances Spain
    Winthrop College
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    FRANCES L. SPAIN is an Assistant Professor of Library Science at Winthrop College.
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