The power of the media specialist to improve academic achievement and strengthen at-risk students
Offers school library media specialists ideas and information improving academic achievement and meeting the needs of at-risk students
Print Book, English, ©2008
Linworth Books, Columbus, Ohio, ©2008
xii, 108 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The significance of the problem
How significant is the achievement gap?
Graduation may not be enough
High school graduation and college readiness are not the same
Who is at risk of failing?
Race and ethnicity
Limited English proficiency (LEP)
Legislation and effective schools
Education laws and at-risk students
Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No child left behind
Education of the Handicaped Act/Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Section 504 of the Vocational and Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with diabilities Act
What is effective?
The impact study research : school library characteristics that raise academic achievement
Learning and teaching
Information access and delivery
Educational and social science approaches that raise academic achievement
Marzano and translating research into action
The national dropout prevention center/network guidelines
Applying what works to the school library
What are dispositions?
The turnaround school library
Creating the holistic library
The systems perspective
The ecological systems change approach
The ecological systems change journey