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ERIC Number: ED497822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4796-3ISBN-0-8077-4795-5
Partners in Literacy: Schools and Libraries Building Communities through Technology
Cuban, Sondra; Cuban, Larry
Teachers College Press
Why have libraries and schools---both public institutions committed to community-based learning---adopted new technologies in dramatically different ways? Exploring the differences of technology use in schools and libraries across the country, the authors describe ways that these two institutions can collaborate to improve teaching and learning while building communities. With a focus on literacy development, they investigate how new technologies are implemented and the lessons that institutions can learn from one another. Including case studies and surveys to illustrate concepts, chapters discuss: (1) The histories and purposes of schools and libraries from the 1800s to the present; (2) leadership and staffing issues related to technology development; (3) differences in mission, structural approaches to literacy, and public expectations for each institution; and (4) the uses of technology in both institutions to create stronger communities.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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