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ERIC Number: ED437053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 13
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Implementing Flexible Scheduling in Elementary Libraries.
McGregor, Joy H.
Flexible scheduling in school libraries can provide a mechanism for achieving the learning goals and objectives of both the school library program and the curriculum by making information available at the point of need and by promoting use of the library and its services at a relevant moment instead of on a predetermined schedule. This pilot study examined the successful implementation of flexible scheduling in six elementary schools where no funding was received to support implementation. Specifically, the study examined: why flexible scheduling was implemented in elementary schools where funding was not contingent on it; factors that influenced implementation; and stakeholders' basis for their claim of the success of implementation. Telephone interviews with librarians, principals, and teachers provided the data. The preliminary results indicate that, in those schools with successful implementations, flexible scheduling was only a tool to achieve another internal curricular objective, such as curriculum integration or literacy improvement. In addition, education of stakeholders is essential; it must emphasize strategies for effective use of the programs supported by flexible scheduling and their potential learning outcomes rather than simply provide information on how flexible scheduling works. (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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