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ERIC Number: ED549191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 277
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-5887-5
Flexible Scheduling in the School Library Media Center: Providing a Way to Incorporate Information Literacy Skills into the Core Curriculum
Espejo, Patricia
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Argosy University/Phoenix
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the impact of flexible scheduling in school libraries on incorporating information literacy skills into the core curriculum. Participants included school librarians from middle schools in neighboring suburban and urban counties. In addition to an open-ended questionnaire, interviews and focus group sessions were used to collect data. All participants agreed that flexible scheduling was the best way to incorporate information literacy and technology skills into the curriculum. Recommendations for future research include conducting a similar study in elementary schools, as well as a study of administrators to determine their perceptions of the need for flexible scheduling in school libraries. Based on the findings, recommendations include: flexible scheduling should be instituted at all grade levels; collaboration between teachers, school librarians, and administrators should occur on a regular basis; professional develop opportunities on technology should be made available for all teachers; technology must be kept current and working; technology policies need to be reviewed; and Web 2.0 websites need to be unblocked. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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