The Museum Educator's Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques

The Museum Educator's Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques

by Anna Johnson, Kimberly A. Huber, Nancy Cutler, Melissa Bingmann
     
 

This all-in-one book provides information, strategies, and tips on museum education in the areas of volunteer management, docent training, tour development, teacher training, web technology, exhibits, working with families, programs and events, evaluation, collaboration with other institutions, and funding.See more details below

Overview

This all-in-one book provides information, strategies, and tips on museum education in the areas of volunteer management, docent training, tour development, teacher training, web technology, exhibits, working with families, programs and events, evaluation, collaboration with other institutions, and funding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759111677
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
02/16/2009
Series:
American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
430,185
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Anna Johnson presents workshops on museum education and serves as a content expert for the Arizona Humanities Council in the Smithsonian's Museums on Main Street project. Kimberly A. Huber has been a volunteer, intern, educator, curator, consultant, administrator, and board member at a number of museums in Arizona, including Mesa Southwest Museum, the Heard Museum, and Deer Valley Rock Art Center. Nancy Cutler is a consultant in the field of museum education and interpretation and has worked on projects with the Gilbert Historical Museum, the Desert Botanical Garden, and the City of Phoenix.Melissa Bingmann is assistant professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.Tim Groveis an education specialist and exhibition developer at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I. Training and Management
Chapter 1. Museum Education and Museum Educators
Chapter 2. Working with Volunteers
Chapter 3. Docent Training Guidelines
Chapter 4. Building Effective Tours: Taming Wild Docents
Chapter 5. Professional Development for Teachers

Part II. Programs and Outreach
Chapter 6. Families and More: Intergenerational Learning
Chapter 7. Reaching Out into the Community
Chapter 8. Planning and Managing Museum Programs and Special Events
Chapter 9. Education Online
Chapter 10. Evaluation

Part III. Working with Others
Chapter 11. Financing Museum Education Programs
Chapter 12. Educators on Exhibition Teams
Chapter 13. Collaboration

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