ERIC Number: EJ720835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: 2
Sharing Skills. Collaboration Is the Key: Planning Programs to Foster Enthusiasm for Reading
Robinson, Alice A.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v22 n1 p31-32 Sep 2005
Building partnerships to improve students' performance (Fitzgibbons 2004, Small 2002) is not a new concept to the education profession. Borrowing tenets from the business world and universities, schools have come to realize that interdisciplinary collaborations enhance the cohesiveness and achievement of the particular school and district as a whole. In addition to day-to-day collaborations between library media specialists, teachers, and specific department facilitators, there are other partnerships whose reach extend to the entire student body and may involve parents and outside agencies. This article discusses two such programs, the Authors' Recognition Program and the Read-Aloud Event, organized at the West Babylon Junior High school in West Babylon, New York. All indications point to an increased level of such collaborations in the future.
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Librarians, Library Role, Junior High Schools, Media Specialists, School Libraries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Planning, Authors, Reading Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York