ERIC Number: ED359974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Cooperative Planning and Information Access Skills.
Lowe, Marilyn T.
To determine if cooperative planning between the library media specialist (LMS) and the classroom teacher affects the integration of information access skills into the curriculum, classroom teachers in grades 1 through 5 were surveyed in 10 randomly selected schools in Cobb County (Georgia). Of the 183 teachers surveyed, 131 returned questionnaires, a response rate of 72 percent. Classroom teachers (60.3 percent) stated that the LMS influenced their teaching of information access skills by providing resources either through classroom visitations or in planning sessions. Classroom teachers reported that topics of instruction during cooperative planning were discussion of useful materials and the examination of materials. Through cooperative planning, teachers stated, the introduction of information sources by the LMS helped them teach information access skills. Discussing and previewing resource materials and defining objectives appeared to be the primary areas of school LMS influence. Eleven tables present study data, and appendixes contain the cover letter and the 16-item survey questionnaire. (Contains 16 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cooperative Planning, Course Integrated Library Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Information Retrieval, Information Utilization, Librarians, Library Skills, Media Specialists, Questionnaires, School Libraries, Tables (Data), Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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