ERIC Number: ED382196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Searching across the Curriculum. An ESEA Chapter 2 Project.
Hawaii Association of School Librarians, Honolulu.
In order to use new educational technologies effectively and to help students cope with the mass of information that has become available, librarians have begun to develop strategies and lessons to instruct students in searching. There has been, however, no detailed curriculum in the schools to ensure that students and teachers in grades K-12 are using a logical, consistent, and sequentially ordered research process. This guide was developed to address the need for and to elaborate on the scope and sequence of research skills. Lessons incorporating the skills, using current technology, and addressing new educational paradigms were designed, reviewed, and field-tested in three schools. The 15 lessons represent experimental efforts by the participating teachers and librarians and, although field-tested, are not intended to be fully developed, replicable models. Other teachers and librarians may want to use these as outlines for research steps and adapt them to reflect their own available technology, curriculum emphasis, and unique student needs. A scope and sequence chart reflects the steps of research reinforced as needed in subsequent grade levels. A checklist has been designed to assist teachers and librarians in assessing and evaluating student proficiency related to the steps of the research process. (MAS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Association of School Librarians, Honolulu.