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ERIC Number: EJ784594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9371
Collecting the Data: Monitoring the Mission Statement
McGriff, Nancy; Harvey, Carl A., II; Preddy, Leslie B.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v20 n7 p24-29 Mar 2004
Reading motivation, reading promotion, free voluntary reading, or recreational reading is an activity that most library media specialists consider a vital part of the school library media program. According to Dr. Michael Eisenberg, co-founder of the Big6[TM] research model, reading is how one ensures that students are effective and efficient users of ideas. Many library media specialists spend a great deal of time, effort, and money promoting reading and may wonder how effective the program is. Others wish to begin a reading program, but lack compelling evidence to convince building administration or school faculty. In both instances, data collection is important. Collecting student reading data can be accomplished in several ways. Two types of data, quantitative and qualitative, can and should be collected from students, parents, and faculty. Qualitative data is extremely varied in nature because it includes anything that is not numerical. Quantitative data is numerical and is used with closed-ended questions. Collect the reading data, analyze the data, and use the data to the school's advantage to improve professionally as a library media specialist and to better understand and improve reading for the students, the school library media program, and the school. To be most effective, the library media specialist should invite teachers, administrators, students, and other interested parties to participate in designing and implementing a reading program. (Contains 10 figures and 10 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana