ERIC Number: ED327181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Summary of EL Research Findings to Date. What Works. Research: The Implications for Professional Practice.
Haycock, Ken, Comp.
Summaries of research findings on the following topics are compiled in this document: (1) students in schools with well-equipped resource centers and teacher-librarians perform better on achievement tests; (2) developing student competence in research and study skills is most effective when integrated with classroom instruction through cooperative planning and team teaching; (3) teacher-librarians who are extroverted and less cautious tend to be more successful; (4) teacher-librarians in secondary schools are not as involved in cooperative programs with classroom colleagues as principals, teachers, and teacher-librarians think they should be; (5) secondary school resource centers are more effective when designed according to the needs of the instructional program and student population; (6) students generally use libraries as a complement to school resource centers and generally prefer books to other resources; (7) the role of the principal is the key factor in the development of effective school library programs; (8) school library media coordinators have positive effects on library program development in the school district, but experience role conflict in their work; (9) teacher-librarians need to publish more about teacher-librarianship and school library programs; and (10) continuing education opportunities need to be increased for teacher-librarians. Each of the findings is presented on a separate page together with additional comments on the research and several references. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Cooperative Planning, Course Integrated Library Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Library Research, Library Role, Library Skills, Media Specialists, Personality Traits, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, School Libraries, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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