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ERIC Number: EJ826943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Preparing for a Challenge
Martin, Ann M.
Knowledge Quest, v36 n2 p54-56 Nov-Dec 2007
School library media specialists (SLMSs) and teachers have the professional responsibility to select instructional materials. What happens when someone objects to a material? Although parents are responsible for deciding whether a specific instructional material is appropriate for their student, they do not have the responsibility for deciding what materials other students use. As one prepares before any challenge occurs, he/she also is developing his/her confidence in being able to deal with complaints about instructional materials. This article provides tips in five areas on coping with challenges by developing a process that ensures that the burden of the concern is shared by the school system and community. In the long run, this removes the emotional component and ensures everyone has a fair hearing. (Contains 1 online resource.)
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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