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ERIC Number: EJ784620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9371
Promoting Resilience: Ways Library Media Specialists Strengthen Children
Jones, Jami L.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v22 n3 p25-27 Nov 2005
As students file into the library media center for orientation during the hectic first weeks of school, Mrs. Greene, a veteran media specialist with fifteen years experience, wonders how she can make a difference in an environment governed by No Child Left Behind and state-mandated tests. Some students are disadvantaged because they are struggling with challenges and problems such as divorce, poverty, parental alcoholism, abuse, and mental illness. Many are stressed by chaotic and fast-paced home lives. All are dealing with the anxiety of growing up. Caught between test scores and the emotional needs of students, Mrs. Greene wonders, "How can I strengthen the whole child?" The answer is resilience, which is "the ability to bounce back successfully despite exposure to severe risks." In this article, the author talks about resiliency and describes ways library media specialists can strengthen children and promote resiliency. (Contains 9 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A