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School libraries matter : views from the research

Verfasser/in: Mirah Jane Ingram Dow
Verlag: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO<LLC, [2013]
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As school districts across the United States increasingly question the need for trained librarians, this collection of research-based evidence helps make the case for a state-licensed librarian in  Weiterlesen…

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Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Mirah Jane Ingram Dow
ISBN: 9781610691611 161069161X 9781610691628 1610691628
OCLC-Nummer: 805057752
Beschreibung: xxv, 173 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Inhalt: 1 Professional Dispositions of School Librarians / Gail Bush Bush, Gail, Jami L. Jones Jones, Jami L. 1 --
Introduction: Exploration of Professional Disposition of School Librarians 1 --
Dispositions in Action 1 --
The Concept of Professional Dispositions 3 --
The Question of Professional Dispositions of School Librarians 5 --
A Broad Context for a Review of the Literature 6 --
The Delphi Study Methodology 7 --
Research Design: Delphi Method 7 --
Research Findings and Plans of Action 8 --
Envisioning a Future 14 --
Conclusions: Identification of School Librarian Professional Dispositions 15 --
References 15 --
2 School Librarians in Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development / Mirah J. Dow Dow, Mirah J., Jacqueline McMahon Lakin Lakin, Jacqueline McMahon --
Introduction: Information Behavior Research 19 --
Cutting School Librarians Is a Paradox 19 --
What Is information Behavior? 21 --
Constructivism 21 --
Constructivism in Education and Sociology 21 --
Constructivism in Library and Information Science Research 22 --
Constructivist Theories of Information Behavior 22 --
Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development 22 --
Student Achievement 23 --
Annual Yearly Progress: Federal Mandate 24 --
Every Student Should Graduate High School Ready for College and Career 24 --
Students' Growth: State-Level Example 25 --
Methodology 27 --
Dervin's Sense-Making 27 --
Kuhlthau's Information Search Process 27 --
Information Behaviors Necessary for Achieving Common Core State Standards 28 --
Research Findings: Notably Higher AYP Proficiency with School Librarian 29 --
What More Is Needed? 33 --
Conclusions: A New Picture of the Presence or Absence of School Librarians 34 --
References 35 --
3 Influencing Instructional Partnerships in Preservice Elementary Education Teachers / Mirah J. Dow Dow, Mirah J., Tonya Davis Davis, Tonya, Angela Vietti-Okane Vietti-Okane, Angela 39 --
Introduction: Preparing Future Teachers 39 --
Literature Review 39 --
Partnering in Instruction 39 --
Collaboration Theory 40 --
Context: Elementary Teacher and School Library Partner Course 41 --
Research Questions 42 --
Methodology: Pre- and Post-survey and Procedure 43 --
Limitations 44 --
Findings 46 --
Conclusions 46 --
References 49 --
4 Everyday Life Information Seeking Practices of Upper-Income High School Students / Lori L. Franklin Franklin, Lori L. 51 --
Introduction: A Focus on Students Today in a New School Library 51 --
New Technologies and Today's Young People 51 --
A Study Spark for Examining Teenage Students 52 --
Literature Pinpoints Need for Studying ELIS Practices in School Libraries 52 --
Savolainen and the Theoretical Framework for This Study 52 --
Studying Teens in a Highly Technological School Library 53 --
Methodology 53 --
Choice for a Unique Study Site and Population 53 --
A Newly Constructed School: Rivals and Rule Testing 54 --
Data Collection 54 --
School Librarian Interviews 55 --
Student Focus Group Sessions 56 --
Print and Virtual Documentation 57 --
Generalizability, Substantive Validation, and Reliability 57 --
Study Limitations 58 --
Findings 58 --
Theme 1 Students Prefer Own Cell Phones to Library Computers 58 --
Theme 2 Students at This Site Require a Specific Type of Instructional Model 59 --
What Are the ELIS Practices Exhibited by Students at the Study Site? 59 --
How Do the Students in This Study Use Physical and Virtual Technologies in the School Library? 60 --
Conclusions: ELIS Practices of Upper-Income High School Students 61 --
References 63 --
5 The Impact of School Libraries on Academic Achievement / Keith Curry Lance Lance, Keith Curry, Linda Hofschire Hofschire, Linda 65 --
Introduction: Circumstances that Define American Public Education 65 --
Site-Based Management 65 --
Absence of Reliable, Dedicated Federal Funding 66 --
School Staffing Trends 66 --
Standards-Based State Tests 66 --
Advent of Computers and the Internet 67 --
Advent of eBooks, eReaders, and Tablet Computers 67 --
Partnership for 21st-Century Skills 68 --
Typical School Library Research Questions 68 --
Review of the Literature 69 --
School Libraries and Student Achievement 69 --
Moving Beyond Student Achievement Studies 71 --
Methodological Challenges 72 --
Five-Step Improvement Plan 73 --
Creating Partnerships with Administrators and Teachers 73 --
Sharing Research about the Impact of School Libraries and Librarians 73 --
Defining the Roles of School Library and Librarian 74 --
Creating New Measures of School Library Outputs and Outcomes 74 --
Documenting the Impact of Teaching 21st-century Skills on Strident Learning 75 --
Conclusions: New Questions to Be Studied 75 --
References 77 --
6 The Role of the School Library: Building Collaborations to Support School Improvement / Elizabeth A. Lee Lee, Elizabeth A., Don A. Klinger Klinger, Don A. 79 --
Introduction: Education, A Lightning Rod for Reform and Accountability 79 --
Topic and Problem 80 --
Do School Libraries Matter? 81 --
Our Approach to the Question 81 --
Our Findings on Exemplary School Libraries 83 --
Collaboration as a Path to School Improvement 86 --
Conclusions: Moving Forward, Being Effective Regardless of Current Status 86 --
References 88 --
7 Perspectives of School Administrators Related to School Libraries / Deborah Levitov Levitov, Deborah 91 --
Introduction: Mixed Methods Study of School Administrators 91 --
Lack of Administrative Awareness 91 --
Context and Background of the Study 92 --
Research Questions 93 --
Literature Review 93 --
Administrators' Knowledge of School Library Programs 94 --
Informing School Administrators about School Library Programs 95 --
Methodology: Mixed Methods Approach 96 --
Participants 96 --
Assumptions 97 --
Limitations 97 --
Improvement Plan (Summary of Findings) 97 --
Administrators' Changed Perceptions 97 --
A Shift in Language 101 --
Changed Perceptions 102 --
University-Level Coursework about Libraries/Librarians 102 --
Administrators as Advocates for Librarians/Libraries 102 --
School Librarian and Administrator Hold Commonality 103 --
Implications 103 --
Solutions for Informing Administrators 104 --
Informing School Library Specialists 104 --
Conclusions: Recommendations for Further Study 105 --
References 106 --
8 A Content Analysis of School Librarian Conferences: A Search for Empowering Professional Development / Judi Moreillon Moreillon, Judi 109 --
Introduction: Content of Professional Development Conference Offerings 109 --
A Line of Inquiry to Improve Teaching in Higher Education 109 --
Topic and Problem of Conference Professional Development Content 110 --
Research Questions 111 --
Literature Review 112 --
Methodology: Content Analysis 113 --
Preparation of the Analysis 113 --
Sample 116 --
Findings 116 --
Improvement Plan 117 --
Conclusions: State-Level Conferences Are Important for Empowering Professional Development 118 --
References 118 --
9 School-Based Technology Integration and School Librarian Leadership / Marcia A. Mardis Mardis, Marcia A., Nancy Everhart Everhart, Nancy 123 --
Introduction: Solutions to Technology-Related School Challenges 123 --
Technology Integration 123 --
Research Questions 124 --
Theoretical Framework: Formative Leadership Theory 125 --
Literature Review 125 --
Leadership in Schools 126 --
School Librarians and Leadership 126 --
Methodology: Participatory Research 127 --
Procedure 128 --
Validity and Reliability 129 --
Improvement Plan 130 --
Conclusions: Questions Answered through Cooperative Inquiry 130 --
References 134 --
10 Crossing the Language Barrier: The Potential for School Librarians in Facilitating Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning in the School Library / Andrew J.M. Smith Smith, Andrew J.M., Nancy J. Brown Brown, Nancy J. 137 --
Introduction: English Language Learners 137 --
The Multicultural School 137 --
Problems for Foreign-Born Students 138 --
The Role of the School Librarian in Standards-Based Education 139 --
The Changing Environment: From School Library to Learning Commons 141 --
Learner Characteristics 142 --
Strategies for Supporting ELLs from the Research 142 --
Books and Instructional Materials 142 --
Instructional Strategies 143 --
Programming to Support ELLs 144 --
Technology Applications and Projects 145 --
Practical Matters 146 --
Conclusions: Culturally Responsive Leaders 146 --
References 147 --
11 Views from Research: From Ideology to Action / Mirah J. Dow Dow, Mirah J. 151 --
Introduction: What Must We Say about School Libraries? 151 --
The Purpose 151 --
The Premise 152 --
The Practices 152 --
School Libraries Matter 153 --
Conclusions: Characteristics of a Professional School Librarian 162 --
References 163.
Verfasserangabe: Mirah J. Dow, editor.

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