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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0759111677

ISBN-13: 9780759111677

Pub. Date: 02/16/2009

Publisher: AltaMira Press

The role of education in museums has increasingly become a major professional concern. Engaging, informative, and even entertaining programs can make an enormous difference in a museum's popularity, bringing in visitors of all ages, from the local community and beyond. The proliferation of recent publications on museum education and the promotion of workshops and

Overview

The role of education in museums has increasingly become a major professional concern. Engaging, informative, and even entertaining programs can make an enormous difference in a museum's popularity, bringing in visitors of all ages, from the local community and beyond. The proliferation of recent publications on museum education and the promotion of workshops and training seminars for museum staff have reinforced the need for creativity, excellence, and accountability in museum educational programs. The Museum Educator's Manual addresses the role museum educators play in today's museums from an experience-based perspective. Seasoned museum educators author each chapter, emphasizing key programs along with case studies that provide successful examples, and demonstrate a practical foundation for the daily operations of a museum education department_no matter how small. The book covers volunteer management and training; exhibit design; program and event design and implementation; working with families, seniors, and teens; collaborating with schools and other institutions; and funding. With invaluable checklists, schedules, organizational charts, program examples, and other how-to documents included throughout, The Museum Educator's Manual is a 'must have' book for any museum educator.

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:
981,398
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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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