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ERIC Number: EJ832769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
School Libraries and the Educational Ecosystem
Rettig, Jim
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v41 n2 p28-29 Mar-Apr 2009
Like the other industries the United States once dominated, higher education is facing increasing global competition. Any strengthening of K-12 education will strengthen higher education in turn. In this article, the author opines that higher education advocates should also urge Congress to include school libraries and librarians in NCLB when they lobby for increased funding for research and more. The nation's school, public, and academic libraries form a unique integrated info-ecosystem that offers universally accessible lifelong learning opportunities. As in any ecosystem, weakness anywhere in the system threatens the whole. Omission of school librarians from the No Child Left Behind Act puts the entire educational ecosystem in jeopardy. (Contains 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001