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Enhancing Teaching And Learning: A Leadership Guide For School Library Media Specialists


Publisher:Neal-Schuman Publishers



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Leader and collaborator - these are the dual roles of every school library media specialist. The challenge is to remain proactive in shaping instruction while remaining responsive to your user's needs and requests. This thoroughly revised and expanded guide shows how to develop and implement an effective library media program by integrating it into the total education environment. Part One covers all aspects of the school environment: students, curriculum and instruction, principals, school district administrators, and the community. Part Two shows you how to use interaction and collaboration to make the school library media program integral to all of these communities. New to this edition are discussions of special education, high school-to-college transitions, shared school-public libraries, and more. Stressing the continued importance of literature and reading at the school library media center, Donham covers reading instruction, nonfiction reading collections, book discussion groups and literature circles, and accelerated reader programs. Recent developments in elementary school requirements are also addressed, including standards and benchmarks, assessment, data collection and analysis, policy-making, the No Child Left Behind. Act, and standards for school principals. The statistics and data have all been updated as have sections on the Web, media, motivation models, technologies and technological equipment, electronic resources, block scheduling, and more. Here are the new tools and strategies librarians and media specialists need to lead and collaborate effectively in their schools.

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