The Museum Educator's Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques

The Museum Educator's Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques

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The Museum Educator's Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques

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 and docent management and training;
·exhibit development;
·program and event design and implementation;
·working with families, seniors, and teens;
·collaborating with schools and other institutions; and
This second edition interweaves technology into every aspect of the manual and includes two entirely new chapters, one on Museums - An Educational Resource for Schools and another on Active Learning in Museums. 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: Older Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 735,810
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I, Building an Education Team
1. Museum Education and Museum Educators
2. Working with Volunteers and Interns
3. Docent Program Essentials

Part II, Connecting with Museum Collections
4. Educators on Exhibition Teams
5. Active Learning in Museums
6. Museum Education in a World of Technology

Part III, Engaging Multiple Audiences
7. Professional Development for Teachers
8. Museums - An Educational Resource for Schools
9. Families and More: Intergenerational Learning
10. Reaching Out Into the Community

Part IV, Pulling It All Together
11. Planning and Managing Museum Programs and Special Events
12. Financing Museum Education Programs
13. Collaboration
14. Evaluation
Appendix – Sample Forms by chapter

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