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ERIC Number: EJ784634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9371
The Library Media Specialist: A Vital Link
Jones, Jami L.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v22 n6 p22-24 Feb 2006
Every single young person who has grown up in America is only one major event or catastrophe away from falling over the edge into what most people would call "at-risk." The term "at-risk" refers to a wide range of factors that make it more difficult for a person to meet the developmental tasks of their age group. For students, a major developmental task is schooling. The No Child Left Behind legislation identifies four groups of at-risk students more likely to be at risk of not realizing their academic potential--minority youth, English language learners, children living in poverty, and special education students. Meeting No Child Left Behind mandates to increase academic achievement may depend on finding ways to strengthen students, but especially those at risk, to effectively handle their problems and challenges so time spent at school is focused on learning. In this article, the author discusses the role of a library media specialist in raising the bar on student achievement in his or her school. She suggests that library media specialists should look no further than the six building blocks of resiliency: (1) bonding; (2) boundaries; (3) life skills; (4) caring and support; (5) high expectations; and (6) participation. (Contains 18 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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