ERIC Number: EJ762378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Can You Find the Evidence-Based Practice in Your School Library?
Geitgey, Gayle A.; Tepe, Ann E.
Library Media Connection, v25 n6 p10-12 Mar 2007
With the advent of No Child Left Behind, Adequate Yearly Progress, and school budget cuts, school librarians have had to become more data driven than ever before. Thinking in terms of student learning and achievement has brought about an interest in evidence-based practice (EBP). In this article, the authors discuss three steps to understanding the workings of EBP: (1) Know the research that demonstrates how school libraries affect learning, (2) Mesh this knowledge with wisdom to build student learning, and (3) Work with the school library to collect evidence that shows one made a difference.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, School Libraries, Libraries, Statistics, Library Services, Librarians, Budgeting, Retrenchment, Academic Achievement, Surveys, Library Instruction, Users (Information), Data Collection, Outcomes of Education, Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001